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'I've Made It, I'm Having A Cup Of Tea With Law!'

Is it surprising that for a Scot who played his football mostly in the '60s, Denis Law is the ultimate role model? Not in the slightest I'd say - Fergie's reverence of United's legendary striker is quite understandable.

The United boss admitted, not for the first time, that he had been a great admirer of Law who was at the peak of his career around the same time as Fergie himself.

'Denis Law was my hero as a player. I idolised him. When I first met him I was so excited. It was at a game in Paris, he had played in the first half and we went for a cup of tea afterwards.

'I thought: 'This is it, I've made it, I'm having a cup of tea with Denis Law!' For me, he epitomised everything a Scotsman is about. He was daring and courageous, he had that bravado about him and he had style. He was a truly fantastic footballer.'


Indeed. It's a bit disappointing that other United players like Giggs, Ferdinand and Rooney chose Diego Maradona as their icon - a brilliant player but an absolute prick, if I may say so and NOT because of the 'Hand of God' goal.

Gary Neville, however, remained faithful to his own image as a true Red: he named Bryan Robson as his hero which I think needs no explanation.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 10 2009

Time: 5:53PM

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It really doesn't matter who you idolise,just give your best for the red of utd and everything else shall be forgotten.
abmtd
There have been so mamy great players over the years it would be unfair to single one out.
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