South African ex-Red Quinton Fortune played 126 games for United and has been back at Old Trafford recently as a pundit for MUTV. He spared some time to answer fans questions on ManUtd.com...
What was it like to join one of the biggest clubs in the world? - Darryn 13
No words can adequately describe what it’s like for a kid from a township in Cape Town to be doing something like that. Never in a million years would you envisage leaving your country, never mind signing for Manchester United.
What was your favourite game for United? - Michael McNaghten
When I was growing up in South Africa we used to watch Italian football on television. AC Milan were my team and I had posters of Paolo Maldini on my bedroom wall. When I joined United and got to play against them, both at Old Trafford and the San Siro, you couldn’t put into words what it meant to me to be playing against players like Maldini, who I’d idolised. It was also a dream playing for United in Brazil’s Maracana Stadium. My first goal was in the Premier League against Bradford and what made that extra special is that my mum and dad were watching me play for the first time. So I have many favourite games!
You were known during your time at United as Mr Versatile. In which position did you prefer? - NS
I was signed for United as a left winger, but I preferred playing in the centre of midfield because I saw more action and it was great to play alongside Paul Scholes and Roy Keane, two great players. I enjoyed playing left back and also had a spell as a striker in the reserves.
How flattered were you when Roy Keane said that you were his first pick in training for five-a-side matches? - Nathan
Roy Keane was probably one of the best midfield players there has been in British football. I respected him as a player and also as a man. He is somebody I looked up to and for him to pay me that compliment was special.