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Basham's day to remember

11 September 2017

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Saturday's victory at the Stadium of Light was extra special for one member of United's playing staff.

Chris Basham played an instrumental part in the weekend's success at the club he supported as a boy and his Dad still is a season ticket holder to this day and was in the home end to witness the 2-1 success for the Blades.

And it was a day Basham, who is set to make his 150th start at Bolton on Tuesday evening, enjoyed reflecting on.

He remarked: "We went to Sunderland to do a job and after riding out an early storm we did. The Gaffer told us how the afternoon would play out and it happened.

"It was great for me personally, but I just want to help this team win matches and get as high up the league as possible and it was fantastic to win there.

"It is a wonderful stadium, they are a big club with high expectations, but we rose to the challenge put our stamp on the game and deserved the victory."

Basham added: "I had a lot of family there, including my Dad, who is a season ticket holder. Despite being disappointed with Sunderland, they were delighted to see me doing well.

"I'm a boyhood Sunderland fan, but I love playing for this club now and life is great here."

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