In the press box and commentary positions, the etiquette is to behave in an impartial way. How do you make sure you adhere to that?
Well, it’s not easy when you’re working with Paddy Crerand, is it? The only thing I can do is give it a slightly more impartial air compared to Paddy because it’s like commentating beside Fred the Red! Paddy is passionate about everything when it comes to United and he views every decision and every moment through the eyes of the most ardent fan, which is why he’s great. Ultimately, we do work for MUTV and you have to commentate from that perspective so you want to get that passion across too.
What’s it like to work with Paddy Crerand?
Hilariously funny. If only you could see his team-sheets – which are phonetically written – especially for Champions League matches where the names are naturally more complicated for him to pronounce. I tell him the names and he writes it down phonetically. It’s absolutely brilliant. It’s good fun working with him. Everyone knows him and United fans seem genuinely fond of him. Whenever I speak to anyone, they ask: “Where’s Paddy?” That’s all anyone ever says to me, “Where’s Paddy?” That’s what my career has come to! I’m just the guy that’s with Paddy Crerand.