One word for Best?
Was he the one who started the no.7 movement?
Not for me. That was Cantona.
What’s your favourite goal you've seen from a no.7?
I’ve seen so many. One of my favourites was a header at the far post by Cantona against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford – he out-jumped everybody, it went in like a rocket and it was just a great goal. I know I keep going on about Cantona but another great one he scored was against Newcastle from a Phil Neville cross, and then there’s obviously Ronaldo’s free-kick against Portsmouth, his shot against Arsenal in the Champions League semi-final... They’re all fabulous goals from our sevens. I love them all!
Did any of the no.7s have any special rituals with their kit?
I’ll start with Ronaldo. Ronaldo was the one who started the ridiculous craze that most of them have got now – cutting the feet off their socks and making the long sock like a sleeve and then taping it up. That was all that he did. Eric’s was the best – again it was the socks. We used to have to supply Eric with a brand new pair of socks every game and he used to put salt in his socks. He never told us why and there were many theories mentioned. Eric’s got a tattoo of a red Indian chief on his chest and I used to think it might have been because the chief liked fish and chips but I don’t really know. Who knows why he did it? It obviously worked, though!
In your mind, which no.7 has had the biggest impact at United?
Eric. Eric all day long. Robbo was around when Eric came in but it was really Eric who