sport news Game of Thrones Samwell Tarly visits

Samwell Tarly hasn't been having the easiest of times at the Citadel recently, what with having the sizeable task of learning how to defeat the White Walkers and all that.

So the maester-to-be cannot be blamed for wanting to let his hair down and live a little during the weekend.

Taking a break from the hectic every day life of Westeros, Tarly opted to head north... to watch 's Premier League opener against at Old Trafford.

Game of Thrones character Samwell Tarly (John Bardley-West) popped up at Old Trafford

Game of Thrones character Samwell Tarly (John Bardley-West) popped up at Old Trafford

John Bradley-West, who plays the lovable character, was in attendance as United got their 2017-18 campaign under way.

The actor posed happily for pictures with football legends Thierry Henry and Gary Neville,

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