Quote: Billy Bunter @ 14th December 2019, 2:54 PM
To be fair I don't think that being born "to the roar of the Stretford End" necessarily means that they were roaring at precisely that moment. Any more than being born "within the sound of Bow Bells" requires them to have been actually ringing at that precise time.
As I understand it, the Bow Bells ring every 15 minutes and so it's reasonable to assume that every child born in the vicinity of those bells was at some active stage of the birth process while the bells were ringing. Thus, every child born in the vicinity of those bells was born to the very audible sound of those bells.
In stark contrast, Manchester United fans roar at the Stretford end usually for a maximum of 90 minutes (and a minimum of zero minutes if the team are losing and playing badly) once per fortnight during the football season. Even allowing for non-league matches, not even 1% of babies born in the area are born to the sound of that roar.
As for the reserve team, their home matches are usually played at other grounds with only a handful of matches played at Old Trafford every year.
The number of attendees at reserve matches might be sufficient to produce a murmur, but certainly nothing resembling a roar.
However, leaving aside all the above technical information, it seems clear that in telling Rebecca that she was born to the sound of the roar from the Stretford end, her mother was telling her that the roar was actually audible at the time of her birth.
Thousands of parents say at least one of their children was conceived to the sounds of "Je t'aime". That clearly means that the conjugal act was taking place while both parents could hear the song playing. It would be nonsense to tell a child it was conceived to the sounds of any particular song if the child was, in fact, conceived while the song was not playing but while the parents were having sex in total silence near a radio or a record player upon which that song was occasionally played.