Bryan Robson: The greatest Manchester United captain
Captain of Manchester United and captain of England: for a kid just discovering the wonders of football that was an irresistible combination. It captured my imagination and made Bryan Robson my childhood hero. Nobody came close.
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“When he sees a football, irrespective of where it is on a pitch, he goes for it. Afterwards he sometimes says, ‘I don’t really know why I went for that?’ And normally he’s asking that while lying in the treatment room. But that is Robson. He doesn’t know fear.”
Yep, it’s hard to ignore that he was injury prone. Even though that is exactly what I did as a kid. United lost and Robson wasn’t playing? Well, what do you expect… Robson wasn’t playing. His absence merely added to the myth. A one-man team? No, not entirely, but one hell of a man to have missing.
The opinions in this story are personal to the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United Football Club.
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