Newport County forced to shut ticket office after ‘appalling abuse’ pre-Man Utd

Newport County forced to shut ticket office after 'appalling abuse' pre-Man Utd

“Personally for me and my family it is a hell of a game, a hell of an honour and obviously we’re a big Man Utd family. We’ve followed them through thick and thin and we’ve been to FA Cup finals with them and things like that,” Coughlan said.

“I still cannot get my head around it and things like this do not happen to people like me. They have some unbelievable names in their team and just to have Manchester United Football Club coming to Rodney Parade, it’s unbelievable and a hell of an achievement.

“I don’t know when it will sink in, but I’m sure my dad, my brothers, my nephews and my kids are doing Irish jigs around the house. It is going to be a hell of an occasion and I just can’t wait.

“The club had a fifth round tie against Man City and this is a fourth round tie against Man United, but for me, Man United are the biggest club in this country, the biggest club in Europe and the biggest club in the world so I would say this is the biggest game in our history. They are a class act and a brilliant football club. I’m really emotional at this moment.”