My Football Life: David May
In the latest edition of our new series, the ex-defender recalls bagging up mud as a youngster, swapping Blackburn for Manchester in '94 and a touching recent tribute from Sir Alex...
“a Denis Law-type finish,”which I'll take!
“You're still the best centre-half passer of a ball I've ever had,”and I just looked at him. He said:
“Honestly, your success rate was so high, it was mad.”So that was a nice little touch from the gaffer!
“Look, you've had your injuries.”Rio was there, Sheasy, Wes and others. I knew it was coming anyway, but to get the call in to say that United were letting me go [in 2003] was really tough. They'd been my family for the last nine years, but I understood what the gaffer was saying. He told me I'd been a great servant and that was that.