Review: Fraizer Campbell
When United’s legendary former youth coach Eric Harrison singled out Fraizer Campbell as a star of the future last July, he probably meant at United. Instead, the 20-year-old has found himself making headlines at a rather less illustrious club. Hull City, to be precise.
Harrison praised Huddersfield-born Campbell as having the bravery and tenacity of a young Mark Hughes, while also being blessed with a blistering turn of pace. And Sir Alex was impressed enough to throw him on against Manchester City in the league and then Coventry in the Carling Cup.
Both those games were lost, of course, with the subsequent lack of Carling Cup action leading to several youngsters being sent out on loan. And after moving to the KC Stadium in October to earn more first team experience, Campbell’s calibre was evident from the off.
He scored 15 goals in 32 starts, helping the Tigers to their highest-ever league position – third in the second tier – and a place in the play-offs. Campbell then played his part at Wembley in helping Hull secure promotion to English football's