know a great deal about European football in those days. It's not like today. And, to be fair, we were too young. Guys of the same age today as we were then are far more experienced and more advanced at 21 or 22. We were going to a foreign country and playing different football. Well, in saying that, it was a great experience and it did me a lot of good when I came back to United.
And we have the opposite situation here with a number of young Italians (Petrucci, Macheda, Massacci, Fornasier) coming to Manchester. Do you think it must be hard for them?
Yes, not too much the football game itself but it's the life. It's the fact that you live in a city where your friends aren't here, there's different food and different culture. The game itself is the easy part, though.