helped me to play in the best position for me.
“I am so lucky to be loved by the people I love so much”
It’s always a great feeling when I come back and I still have all my memories [of my career at United]. To hear the fans singing some beautiful old songs from the years when I was a player…I take it as a privilege. I am so lucky to be loved by the people I love so much.
“United are as strong as the years before”
Last season United lost the league in the last minute. Sometimes that happens, but they are still a top team and a top team in Europe. They are as strong as years before and it’s great to see Ferguson create a new generation of players.
"Manchester is inspirational"
It’s always the same feeling when I come back – it’s a great feeling. I remember many things about Manchester – it’s a special place where I met a lot of people. I love this place. It’s a very open-minded city in every kind of culture. It’s inspirational. The buildings, the colour of the buildings, the story of the city, the countryside… it is all beautiful. And the people I met outside of football were great, they helped me a lot. I love to come back, even on my own, to spend time here.
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