T.A. tells it like it is: 'I always stuck with United'

Last updated : 13 May 2003 By Chris Parry
He says:

"I went to Manchester to give a talk to United's first-team squad about my Sporting Chance clinic, and the effect of alcohol consumption on athletes. In front of me I saw men with revenge in their eyes. What had happened to them clearly hurt. There was a camaraderie and determination about them that mirrored the way I felt after I had endured a disappointing Euro 88 and so wanted to lead Arsenal to the title the following season.

"It is why I always stuck with United to be champions, even through the heady days of autumn when Arsenal were playing so excitingly. When United got their injured players back they would come again. I knew that, and believed, too, that the physiological slog of five years of continuous and intensive football on Arsenal's French players would sooner or later take its toll. The timing was all wrong for them."

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