spotted him and went over to him in a flash to berate him (in a friendly way) for not joining United in his career. You should have seen Shearer's face as Paddy reeled off all the trophies he would have won at Old Trafford. It was very funny and the former Newcastle striker took it all with a smile on his face.
Sadly, Saturday’s events were firmly put into perspective with the news of Gary Speed’s death less than 24 hours later. In a previous job, I interviewed him several times when he was at Bolton Wanderers and you simply could not have met a better man to deal with. In this business, you sometimes come across some difficult characters. But Gary was one of the good guys.
Stewart Gardner presents The Paddy Crerand Show, Monday evenings on MUTV at 18:30 GMT.