"It's interesting to hear the coaches when you speak to them about how they just love putting on the shirt and representing the club. When you see the standard of football, I think it's great and they put a lot of effort into it. It's important to them. I'm really, really impressed with what's going on.
"It's all extremely important. I know people say we're not in Manchester but we are. We've seen that today. Manchester City are as well, let's be honest, and there's no reason why they shouldn't be. It should be the case and I think we can all cater lot of people, with the disability section, disadvantaged kids and Premier League 4 Sport. There are a lot of different projects that use the great name of Manchester United and Manchester City to improve youngsters' lives and really play a part. I'm delighted with it.
“You know you’ve got to start from your home base and start in Manchester and then go around the world. There’s no point being huge in Asia, if you’re not big in Manchester, in my opinion.”
The 2011 impact report can be viewed in full online at www.mufoundation.org.