West Ham legend reminisces about his former club's iconic stadium

Trevor Brooking Stand

West Ham United play Manchester United tomorrow night in what will be the Hammers' final game at their home of 112 years.

West Ham United legend Sir Trevor Brooking has spoken to Sky Sports, explaining how tomorrow night's game against Manchester United will be very emotional, as his former club prepare to move to the Olympic Stadium for the start of next season.

Brooking made 530 appearances for the Hammers in what was a glittering career, and will be in attendance tomorrow night. He spoke of the emotion that will accompany the farewell to the Boleyn Ground, and reminisced about the atmosphere at West Ham's iconic stadium.

"I'm okay today, tomorrow night there will be a lot of emotion," he said. "Looking out at the stand there is where I used to watch the game, the old north bank. That was very special. Looking at where the chicken run used to be, it was the hub of the whole ground. I'm forever blowing bubbles was sung there, the old chicken run used to sway, and it encapsulated the atmosphere of the whole ground."

It seems as though the stars have aligned for West Ham as they bid farewell to Upton Park.

A victory will place them in a great position to qualify for the Europa League, and could they have hand-picked better opponents for a game of such magnitude?

The most successful club in English football, Manchester United head to London's East End, knowing that a victory will see them jump above their fierce rivals Manchester City into fourth position, and in turn, put them in the driving seat to claim the final Champions League qualifying spot.

Tomorrow night will be very special at Upton Park, irrelevant of the result.

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