Non-Leaguers Crawley Town scout out Old Trafford

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The Independent Football

Crawley Town got all their sightseeing out of the way well in advance of tomorrow evening's FA Cup fifth-round tie away to Manchester United by taking a guided tour of Old Trafford yesterday.

But the Blue Square Bet Premier club's 235-mile journey from West Sussex was short compared to the trek made by Raul Torres, the father of Crawley's Argentinian midfield player Sergio, who will jet in from Buenos Aires at his son's expense.

"This may be his only chance to see his son play at Old Trafford," Sergio said. "I told him I would use the money from our win bonus in the last round towards his plane ticket, and it will be worth every penny."