The red half of Manchester will certainly recognise the excitable tones of Stewart Gardner, after he spent eight years commentating on all things United for BBC Radio Manchester. But since Stewart joined MUTV in 2007, the fans have been able to put a face to the voice.
It’s hard to be around Old Trafford for so long without falling for the pride, passion and history of this magnificent club. And although Stewart comes from Somerset, with a soft spot for Bristol City, he certainly considers himself an honorary red.
Today he makes the perfect sparring partner and companion for Paddy Crerand in the commentary box, for all United’s first team games. And whilst Paddy provides the punditry from the heart, Stewart’s commentary comes from the head. He also gets close to the managers, the staff and the players, with interviews before and after the matches.
Stewart can also be seen sat alongside Denis Irwin on ‘The Big Match’, after every Premier League game, analysing players, performances and hopefully, lots of goals.
Fruit and Nut toblerone is unbeatable in the chocolate world
Arsenal v Utd on 1st February 2005 is the best game I've commentated on. It had everything - Keane v Vieira in the tunnel, 6 goals, a sending off and a perfect O'Shea chip in front of the North Bank.
The view from the clifftop at the Wheal Coates engine house on the North Cornwall coast is the best in Britain
Doing the 'green walk' in the hills above the Derwent Dam on a cold, clear Peak District day followed by pie, peas and gravy at the little cafe is a perfect family day.
Villa Park is my favourite away ground. But Arsenal provide the best food!!