The man dubbed the voice of Old Trafford hosted the entertainment at Manchester Cathedral before our popular Manchester Midnight Walk.
Alan, from Marple, has been a familiar voice and face at United for 22 years and has travelled the world with the Reds, hosting pitch side before European cup finals and club tours.
He said: “It’s been an unbelievable journey and life changing. I’m living the dream. The aura of Sir Alex Ferguson during the glory years was brilliant and to be honest there has been more pressure without the same success over the last few seasons.
“I’m proud and delighted to support St Ann’s Hospice. It’s an institution and everyone knows about St Ann’s and the wonderful compassionate care patients and their families receive.
“It’s a privilege to be part of something special, particularly when the hospice is planning to build a new home.”