” Playing against Messi, as I’ve said before, is as tough a test of your concentration as any in football. At any moment, he can take the mickey out of you. Physically, it is demanding, but mentally even more so. You cannot switch off. “


” As a young footballer at United, Steve Bruce was one of the senior pros I really admired. “


” That is the issue with signing young players from other big European football nations – at some point, they will want to go home. “


” St James’ Park was always, in the course of my career, a great place to play football, for the wildness of the crowd and the no-holds-barred football that both my team, Manchester United, and Newcastle would play. “


” At United, my United, we had been honed into a ruthless team who played great football but, ultimately, were there to win football matches and league titles. At Newcastle, they could certainly play on their day, and the crowd was formidable, but there was a weakness – a vulnerability that you could seek out. “



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Playing against Messi, as I
As a young footballer at United, Steve Bruce was one of the senior pros I really admired.


That is the issue with signing young players from other big European football nations - at some point, they will want to go home.
St James
At United, my United, we had been honed into a ruthless team who played great football but, ultimately, were there to win football matches and league titles. At Newcastle, they could certainly play on their day, and the crowd was formidable, but there was a weakness - a vulnerability that you could seek out.
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