Dan Walker and guests preview the weekend's football action, including Burnley against leaders Manchester City and Arsenal hosting Everton in the late kick-off.
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It's absolutely brilliant.
is is getting better and better.
chance for Ronaldo!
No team has won it more than
And the hat-trick.
scored for Germany.
Chelsea celebration of the season.
Dele Alli, Eriksen - 1-0. Eriksen
inside 10 seconds.
It has gone
through and prodded in.
Walcott! Walcott for his second for
Oh, that is
Trippier, and goal.
Deflected in. Stephens. He squeezed
Aguero, that is a delightful
finish. City and their manager
Singing in the Rain.
Kane and it is
The former Chelsea man has
put the Cherries in dreamland.
love a bit of football under the
flood lights. Some great midweek
action and we are ready for another
packed weekend. We will look ahead
with two men of the Mersey, Leon
Osman and Mark Lawrenson and all
this on the way. Mauricio Pochettino
on the beautiful game of thrones.
watch the seventh season. We were
focussed on the coaching staff.
Football and then Game of Thrones!
And the battle at the bottom.
teams could get relegated. It is our
aim to make sure we are not one of
Beckham on the new No
It is astonishing it has
happened. But we are quited to have
him. We we we are excited to have
60 years on, Manchester United
remember Munich. And the dangers of
Heads. Literally heads!
All that to
come. The Premier League weekend
kicks off with the leaders at Turf
Moor. Team news shortly. And we are
live at the King Power, Old Trafford
and the Hawthorns and West Brom will
commemorate the life of Cyrille
Regis. West Ham have sacked their
head of recruitment over comments
about African players. Big occasion
tomorrow as Mauricio Pochettino
takes his Spurs side to Anfield.
Ahead of that, we have been trying
to find out more about the man
behind the manager. I want to give
you a few options. Movies or
I think movies.
I think movies.
Ozzy all the time.
A problem for me.
from the land of tango.
but dance, no. Very bad.
your wife still jealous of the
amount of time you spend with Harry
Yes. It is very jealous.
But... Nice life.
But... Nice life.
# That's life,
that's what all the people say #
When you're interacting with the
young people, do you see anything
that reminds you of you when you
were 14 years old?
Of course, in
every kid you can see it and you can
always remember me and always it is
very grateful and very
What do you remember
of that 14-year-old boy?
When I was,
I was 13...
Is 1 o'clock in the
morning and two people appear in my
house. Two crazy people. They were
the head of the Academy and a coach
in the Academy. They were trying to
find good talent around the country
to have the possibility to go to
play for a professional club. It was
so exciting. In that moment it was a
big decision, because it was the
decision to move to Rosario. But I
don't think and I only follow my
dream. A big decision for my
parents. That is why I'm always
grateful with them. Today I'm here
it is because of my parents of
How many hours of a day do
you think you spend thinking,
talking playing football?
I think my
life is 24 hours talking about
football. I think for me football is
the most important thing. Of course
my family. But I think family,
football are in the same level.
your wife give you any football
Of course a lot. Yes, of
and criticism. It is both. But
sometimes I'm so upset, but I like.
It is important sometimes you can
find different view, that can help
you to be more creative.
Dele Alli, Eric son, 1-0.
There is a swagger about Tottenham
Tell me about the relaxing
time you're talking about I watch a
film, what is your favourite film?
The last was a series of Game of
Thrones. We watch the seven season.
We focussed, all the coaching staff
- football and then game of thrones.
It is time to spend time with the
family OK. But you're not going to
be sleep, you have to be ready for
the day after.
How many hours in one
sitting did you watch?
maybe spend all 3 o'clock in the
What do you like about game of
You can learn how the
people think, the strategy, the
objectives, the different way to
find to get the best and in football
it is like this. Football is like
this. Which character in Game of
Thrones are you? Me?
coaching staff are all looking at
each other. They already have an
idea of who they think you are.
do you think Tony? No. Come on. I'm
Mauricio Pochettino from Turin. I am
not. I'm the dragon.
And that is that.
And that is that.
Pochettino speaking at the launch of
his new foundation project called
Passion 4 Coaching, where he led a
session with local youngsters, it
been funded by his book. You felt
you learned more about him. What you
do know is that special link between
manager and players. You can almost
see why he has that affection from
Because we don't more
often than not, we don't get the
personality of the manager. We see
them come on and being interviewed.
That was good. A sense of humour.
Take the Mickey of yourself, which
is important in life. He comes
across as good.
Also a reminder for
Spurs fans that is one reason that
they love imand him and they don't
want to lose him. They have got to
stop him from going to Real Madrid.
He is hot property and he is
improving Spurs year on year. That
is why he has been linked with top
jobs. But he has this ability to
keep his players happy. He seems
approachable. He seems like the type
of manager you want to play for.
With regards to the way Spurs are
going with another move of the
ground, it is important that they
keep him and the stability he
The next step is to win
games away from home against the top
teams. That is one area where his
record is poor.
This weekend they
have Anfield and I think won one of
18 away against the top six. If they
can improve on that, that is an easy
area to gain extra pointses.
probably the only area. They're a
good side as everybody knows. When
Leicester won it, they came close.
But the problem is and it is a bit
the same with Liverpool and clubs
like that, the stronger wealthier
teams keep getting stronger, because
of the players they sign. It is
If you're going to win
the Premier League and you're going
to win, you have to go away to your
title rivals and pick up points. Win
the games if you. But not be beaten
as often as they have. That is the
next step for Mauricio Pochettino.
Lucas Moura is a bargain?
quick. They have made some really
good signings. Look, you know, you
might argue if not more Manchester
City, one to eleven, they're as good
as anybody in the Premier League.
What about Liverpool. Back to
winning ways in t week. Are we
likely to see a similar performance
to one they saw against Manchester
City, where they were far too good?
They will hope so. I think both
teams could have a real go in the
game. Spurs, I know we have
highlighted their record against top
teams, but they prefer when teams
open up and play against them.
Liverpool prefer when teams go toe
Liam said outside he wants
Liverpool to be fantastic.
Liverpool loaned Daniel Sturridge to
West Brom. He was watching when his
new side fell behind to Manchester
City. De Bruyne playing in
Fernandinho for the opener. The
Belgian finished a sweeping second
half move. De Bruyne made it 2-0 and
Aguero finished things off a 3-0
victory and put City 15 points clear
of the rest and today they have made
the short trip to Burnley and Steve
Wilson has the team news.
wet afternoon at Turf Moor.
Manchester City turn up here having
15 point lead at the top of the
league. Could be extended to 18. Pep
Guardiola has made three changes.
Kompany is back in. Danilo at
left-back and Gundogan in midfield.
Laporte drops to the bench. A few
City players are not available. Pep
Guardiola has only selected six
substitutes. He said he doesn't have
anyone else to put on bench. There
are a couple of changes for Burnley.
Westwood and Arfield sit out. In
comes Vokes and Aaron Lennon.
you. We can see, first Manchester
City on the floor. Laporte on the
bench, £57 million. Manchester City
have spent more on the their defence
than 52 countries in the world on
their actual defence budget. He
looks like a great signing?
stepped in in midweek for his day
lieu and looked like he playing for
many years. His composure and
passing and his actual ability to
defend was impressive. There has
been a lot said about Pep Guardiola
spending money and when you're the
top manager, do you need to spend as
much as you do. But you know if
you're a top manager and you spot a
weakness you fill it.
They're such a
The concern he has is
protecting that talent. The back
pages today, we're being butchered.
They're not. But one of the
problems, Dan, is players don't know
how to tackle now.
That was just a poor tackle. But
generally it is split second and
everything is a split second. When
you play against somebody so quick,
you think if I can just get to the
ball and he has a touch and by the
way, they always look worse in slow
motion as everybody knows. Nobody
goes out to kick Manchester City.
You don't think that
He is over egging that?
Yes. You know, exaggerate it a bit.
You play Manchester City and I go
out to kick somebody after ten
minutes and get sent off and 10
against City's 42. No.
been some shocking tackles, do they
go out to kick City, no, but city
are so much better you have to find
a way of competing. Whether to be
more physical and make more tackles.
If you do that, some of the tackles
will be late.
Some of their tackles have been
meaty. It is 100 mph. That's the
Burnley, eight games
without a win and a tough run, as
well. What is your assessment of
where they are?
I think they are OK.
Great start to the season. They
found consistency. They've picked up
some injuries at the back. They lost
all of the back four, certainly
three of them over the Christmas
period, and that made it difficult.
You will see them getting back to
How many games have they
OK, 25, look at the
points. If you had said to any
Burnley supporter at the start of
the season, the position they are in
now, February, they would have gone
West Brom beaten by
Manchester City in the week. A
result which leaves them bottom of
the table. It has been a tough
season for West Brom for a variety
of reasons. And we hear from one of
I cannot believe you have been here
Tell me about it.
Even by football standards you get
probably an unexpected win at
Liverpool in the cup. Then you went
to the long serving mascots funeral.
And your team are four points adrift
at the bottom of the table. You've
been through it the last few days.
It's been a busy week. Starting off
with the win at Anfield. We deserved
it. We played really well in that
cup game. Monday, Tuesday, they were
difficult days for different
reasons. Come Saturday we were able
to pay our respects and put on a
performance to be happy with.
all happening. Craig Paulson has
decided he is going to review
Can I ask you about VA are?
Your manager was very outspoken
about the stop starting. -- about
VAR. Is it difficult to stay in the
It's difficult because nobody
knows what is going on. The referee
is trying to listen to what he is
being told in his earpiece from
wherever he has been told from. The
players give him a bit for making a
decision. Whether it is right,
wrong, whether they should or
shouldn't have something. It is part
and parcel. It must come in because
there is too much riding on
everything. Places in World Cups can
be decided on things like this.
pressure increases on Tony Pulis.
They are ten games without a win.
Are you shocked to see yourselves
four points adrift? After the double
bubble at the start of the season.
We shouldn't be where we are but we
are. The table doesn't lie. There
are ten teams who could get
relegated realistically. It's our
job, it's our aim to make sure we
are not one of them.
with Tony's reputation that he could
not find just that little click that
would get you out of it, get moving
again in the right direction?
Tony came in was probably the right
person. He gave us stability. Things
were not working this year. It is a
results based business. You need
them to stay in the Premier League.
That is what happened.
players contribute when Alan Pardew
came in, in terms of style? I always
want to ask a West Brom player, this
reputation for being pragmatic,
being practical, being solid, and
holding the line, whether it annoyed
you, that tag. Did you go to the new
manager and say, can we be more
When you score two from a
set piece. Play on the break. When
2-0. It doesn't matter. We played
really well against Brighton. Our
two came off set pieces. That is a
weapon to have. But it is important
we do not rely on just that. There
have been stages in the last couple
of years where we have relied on
that to get goals. We have better
players here and now than we have
ever had. We are capable of winning
games in other ways. He cannot be so
Daniel Sturridge on
for his West Brom debut following
his loan move from Liverpool.
good player. He's had injury
problems in the past. That is part
and parcel of the game, I think. His
personal targets the season. If he
does well for us, schools are a few
goals, maybe win a few games he
could get himself into the World Cup
games. -- scores a few goals.
Nice to hear an honest assessment of
where things are perhaps going wrong
under Tony Pulis and how things have
changed. Daniel Sturridge comes in.
Came off the bench in their most
recent game. How do you see that as
a potential loan signing for them
which could work out for them?
they give him enough game time. It
could work out very well. They have
struggled to score goals. They
wanted a new manager to bring more
Talking about an
evolution of style. And how they
have changed a bit under Alan
You can see that on the
field. They beat Liverpool, you
would not have expected that at the
start of the season. In Daniel
Sturridge I feel like he is someone
who can put those chances away. I
saw him play when they were playing
Everton. They were the better team
but they couldn't get the second
goal. Maybe Daniel Sturridge could
Ten teams could go down.
Southampton are one of them, ten
games out of 12 without a win.
Southampton seemed to be in a weird
situation the season. They are not
getting the attention. But there are
By attention do you mean
Yes. Things will
chop and change between now and the
end of the season. They got
themselves back from 1-0 down
against Brighton. I don't think they
will be relegated. It is already a
concertina effect down there anyway.
It is daft to say they have too much
quality, because you need some
scrappers to be down there, but I
don't see Southampton getting
It is also West Brom's
first home game since the death of
Cyril. It is bound to be another
emotional occasion at the Hawthorns,
Once again we will walk the fine
line here between mourning his
passing, and also celebrating his
life and everything he has achieved.
We have our former players, our
team-mates, his team-mates, from
back in the 70s, and also from far
and wide eminent footballers who do
insist they owe an awful lot to him
to inspire them. I have Jason
Roberts with me, his nephew, and
Brendan, one of his closest friends.
Even the temperature is three
degrees here today. It's going to be
quite a day. Take us back. When was
the first time you clapped eyes on
him on TV or in the flesh.
from Cambridge. I signed on a
Thursday, I met him on the Friday.
My first training session. I
remember seeing him on TV. My
abiding memory of him is seeing this
huge bloke, with three defenders
trying to drag him down. Just his
sheer pace. Never heard of it. And
his power, something I witnessed on
a regular occasion when I joined.
You made a great speech at his
funeral, saying how easy it was to
be his nephew until you had to carry
his coffin. And we realised what we
had lost. What are your thoughts
I have been humbled. The
family have been with the response
from the club, the footballing
family, the way people have
responded to my uncle's passing. In
these moments we recognise he was
more than just a footballer.
Football was the platform for him to
bring about a social change. Just by
his presence. Just his grace. The
way he dealt with things. Playing
alongside great players. He was a
transformative figure in British
football and I was proud to be
related to him.
We have a treat for
football fans everywhere,
specifically for West Brom fans.
Some amazing goals in this little
montage, including, fingers crossed,
sorry Saints fans, but there is one
He is going it alone. He has the
power. Does he have the boys? He
has! What a magnificent goal!
has! What a magnificent goal! What a
great shot, Regis! One for the
All of the talk about Regis is not
So many happy memories for us.
Brendan, we were planning a dinner
to celebrate 40 years since the
three degrees play together. In our
discussions about that with you and
with Cyrille, you wanted to
concentrate on not just making it
about you, but he wanted to include
all of the other players because
without them you would not have done
That's right. Sometimes it got
embarrassing but the spotlight used
to shine so bright on us. We were a
terrific team. When I joined here,
I'd never seen a player like Derek
statism. -- Derek
statism. -- Derek Statham. And Ali
Robertson. He would kick anything to
defend a goal. It was an
extraordinary team for one season
and it was fantastic to be a part of
To what extent did you have to
have their backs? What was it like
for you to go to await grounds and
seeing 10,000 people shouting abuse
at your friends and team-mates
You noticed in quiet parts of
the game, and when the going was
standing still, but during the
action you did not take much notice
of it. But the way they handled the
abuse being thrown at them. They did
it in the best way. We were an
entertaining team and an exciting
team. They played a massive part.
Cyrille Particularly with the goals
You hail from County
Durham. Some people had never even
seen a black player before.
Culturally what adjustments did you
feel you had to make?
don't think we did. We just welcomed
them in the dressing room, no
different anybody else. Nothing
changed. We didn't feel any
different towards them, and I'm sure
it was the same for them with us. It
was a good dressing room to come
into. The three guys, like the rest
of the team-mates, more less a band
of brothers because of what we
achieved in that a very short time.
Too short a time.
You have been very
clear along with Ian Wright, Andrew
Cole, and many others, by saying
what an inspiration Cyrille was to
you as a kid.
I was West Brom fan
because of the three degrees. At
about 12 years old. I wanted to be a
centre forward. I wanted to be just
like Cyrille, copy what he did. I
got nowhere near it but he's the
reason I became a footballer. That
is it, black and white. If you were
to ask the black players of my era,
they will say the same person.
Defenders, goalkeepers, they will
say the same person. They will say
the same era of player. He had a
huge shoulders. We all got on top of
his shoulders and he took us where
we needed to be. Through him and
Brendan and Lawrie, we became
professional footballers. We have
all said it, the black players, of
course, but young players, as well,
we followed these guys.
Never have I
been prouder to be a fan of this
club and knowing yourself, Brendan,
and Cyrille. But also being somebody
in the football family. We say
horrible things to each of the week
in week out, but everybody has come
together for this. I've been getting
kindness from all over the country,
and so have you, and your family.
know my uncle was to know somebody
humble. He never wished to put
himself at the forefront of
anything. But I think he understood
the power he had through his
actions. I think he did that on the
pitch first and foremost. In life,
his relationships with people, the
way he treated people, it was
special. That is why he had such a
transformative impact on the likes
of Dion, and the people coming
through. I am proud to have been his
nephew, like I said.
We can have a
lingering shot of the embroidery
that the Albion will be wearing on
their hearts today. A very special
moment. Back to you, Dan.
Some wonderful memories. You and
Alan had a way of playing against
Yes his biceps were
bigger than my thighs. We would do
the old, how you doing Cyrille and
tell him he was playing fantastic.
If you poked the bear it was game
over. I think he got away with it.
An emotional day at West Brom. You
can keep up to date with that on
final score. Highlights of all seven
games tonight on Match of the Day.
Back to the midweek action and in
Wales Arsenal were all at sea and
eleven Swans were swimming.
have won four of the last five away
trips to Swansea. Lacazette, Ozil.
Prodded in. Monreal sneaked in.
Mawson, on to Clucas. 1-1. That is
horrendous. Cech has gifted a goal.
Dyer could it safe and he hits the
post. Giroud comes on as a
substitute. Plenty of stories
linking him with a move away from
Arsenal. Monreal makes a hash of it.
Ayew still going.
Ayew still going. And Clucas ensures
another victory in Swansea's escape
from the drop.
It was a terrific
effort from Swansea, from looking
like they were going nowhere, in
comes Carvahal and they have picked
They seem to have solved the
problem of scoring. In that
particular position in the division
is very difficult to do. Still a
long way to go. But so far so very
What about the Arsenal side of
things? They had a dreadful night.
Another one of those results that
leaves Arsenal fans wondering, where
are we as a club?
It is the same
problem - three wins away from home
this season. When you're trying to
compete at the top end of the league
is just not good enough for a club
the size of Arsenal. They're signing
is players at the top end of the
field, trying to make a big
statement in Aubameyang after the
That is a positive
January to bring in Aubameyang and
It wasn't a good week to
lose at Swansea. Normally it is
Wenger out the next day. But it was
talk about Aubameyang and
Mkhitaryan. As good as those players
are they haven't solved the problem,
three wins away, defensively a soft
They're bringing in
players in. But why isn't that being
addressed at the back. For many
years Arsenal fans cried out for a
keeper. He sorted out the midfield
and that took time. Is he aware that
there is an issue at the back. Is he
ignoring it or concentrating on
areas he can add to the squad.
Arsene Wenger obviously more...
Interested in the attacking end of
the field. It is what excites him.
But at the other end it is moments
like Xhaka who allows Clucas to run
across him. Sees him all the way and
doesn't go with him. It is
individual players not taking
responsibility for doing their jobs.
He is stubborn in that regard. But
last season, they stumbled on three
at the back and it was well this is
the way forward and guess what, they
have stopped doing that and they're
Theo Walcott makes a
swift return to Arsenal after his
first goals for Everton in the week.
Giroud followed him out of door,
joining Chelsea and then his new
club felt the full impact of a
Chance, Wilson, 1-0
They have worked that beautifully.
Stanislas to make it two. It is
Stanislas. Oh, it is three, Ake.
What a story for Bournemouth.
Brilliant from Bournemouth. They
have had a great run since Boxing
That would be their best result
since they entered the -- Premier
Fantastic, but that run
started with a bit of luck at home
to West Ham. Last minute. Suddenly
it is the slightest things that can
fill you fill you can confidence.
The Chelsea manager, we talk about
his future and it seems he is
resigned to what happened, he wanted
to keep Batshuayi. Barkley is not
quite the man. He seems unhappy.
don't know if he is a Antonio Conte
signing. I suggest he won't be
sending people Easter eggs, because
he won't be here. There seems to be
this thing at Chelsea with the
owner, which is after a successful
season and then you have to kick on
again and make yourself stronger and
if anything they have made
themselves weaker. I don't get it.
Antonio Conte won't see the season
But they have made a lot of
signings since January. They have
brought in quite a number of
players. So quite a few must be his
players. Maybe not all of them are
players he wanted. But he got to
choose a lot.
I don't understand. If
you bring in players that aren't his
signings and if you're the manager
and you don't rate them, surely you
don't play them.
Welcome to modern
Thanks - it's been a
You have caught up! Plenty of
transfers. But what about one that
didn't. Guy Mowbray is at the King
Power. Any sign of Mr Mahrez?
haven't seen him at Leicester
training for the last four days. It
is a situation that does crop up,
player wants move, doesn't get move
and then turns his hug out. The
longer it goes on, the worse it will
be. Manchester City didn't get the
player they wanted. Riyad Mahrez
didn't get the move he wanted.
Leicester haven't got the money they
feel their player is worth and at
the moment they haven't got their
player. He has decided he doesn't
want to be a part of things. It is a
strange one. I have a degree of
sympathy, but only a degree, because
he is under contract and should be
doing his job, ramss. Riyad Mahrez.
He has seen Drinkwater and Kante go
and I wonder if he was told, stay
longer and give us a bit more. He
wants to play for Manchester City
and he wants to go and win more
trophies. He will feel at four
hundred grand he has given more than
enough service to Leicester. I have
sympathy for Leicester, they have a
player and they want their full
worth for him. But the longer it
goes on, nobody wins. I thought
Claude Puel handled it well. There
was an olive branch handed out. If
he comes back and plays and starts
scoring, players will forget and
fans will move on. But he has to
come back to training. Speaking of
Pule, him and Carvahal, what
remarkable jobs they have done.
Leicester are from 18th to 8th. If
Swansea moves up two places, Swansea
will be all right. I look at those
two and think, neither appoint m was
great -- appointment ment greeted
with fan fair. All these managers,
not sexy, but getting the job done.
There is a few of us should apply?
Thank you. More from Guy on final
score. Now £25 million took David
Beckham to Real Madrid in 2003. This
week he announced plans to launch a
new MLS team in Miami. We caught up
with him in the sunshine state.
This feels like a bit of a labour of
love. How does it finally feel to
get it over the line?
moments when I didn't think it was
going to happen. But I don't like to
lose. I don't give in easily. So I
knew it was going to happen. I knew
that this was the right place to be.
I always believed in Miami and this
is where I wanted our team. Finally
we are here.
How instrumental will
you be in trying to get players from
I think that will be one of
my roles within the group to bring
talented players and build the
Academy. If rebuild the right
facilities and bring the right
coaches, we have a hell of a chance
of bringing home grown talent into
Another owner, does that
mean you have ruled out ever being a
Yes. I mean, I thought you
were going to say playing again! I
never rule out playing again. I will
be 60 and will maybe I will give it
one more year. Management has never
been something I felt passionate
We have seen Ryan and Phil.
It is great. Ryan at Wales, he is
loved in Wales, people will respect
himment and with Phil he has a great
opportunity with the talented bunch
of young English players to have the
chance to lead our country into a
World Cup. It will be great for Phil
and great for the girls.
Of course I
have to ask you about United's new
No 7, what do you think of that?
still finding it hard to believe.
When you play for a club as big as
Arsenal for a play hear the is that
talented and has that reputation, to
then move up north to one of biggest
clubs in the world of course.
I think that it is
astonishing it's happened. But it
has. We are excited to have him and
excited to see him wearing No 7. He
is a talented player that is going
to excite the crowd and I'm excited
to watch him.
Mourinho signed a new
contract and will stay at United,
what do you make of what he is
I think Manchester
United's always been about
stability. We saw the success that
Sir Alex Ferguson had. Obviously the
majority of it was down to him being
a great manager, but it is about
stability as well. He was given the
chance to continue to be part of
Manchester United for so many years
and I think that it is just amazing
to to be part of.
Signed a shrewd
deal when he went to America.
don't know what attracted him to
Miami. I seriously don't. It beats
He talks about Manchester
United, still talks of Manchester
United as we. We saw Mourinho admit
that they're not going to win the
title. He called them the first of
the last. He has signed a new
contract as well. It seems... You
never know how long it will last,
but he seems settled.
settled enough. There is talk saying
he wanted to get back to London. But
he is at one of the biggest clubs in
the world. If Manchester City hadn't
blown everyone away this season he
would be competing at the top. He is
doing a good job. But as he said, it
is time to concede the Premier
League. But I think now to the end
of season you will see him prepare
for next season.
Which job that he
could possibly go to is bigger than
United. Are we only saying PSG? I
don't think that will happen. If
they're UK Cesc isful. -- if they
are successful. So right place,
David Beckham spent 12
years at United and next Tuesday is
the 60th Sanners anniversary of the
air crash that claimed the lives of
the legendary Busby Babes. This is
why we will always remember Munich.
In the Munich tunnel there is a
mural that talks about before the
crash, United belonged to
Manchester, suddenly United belonged
to the world. It was all down to the
charisma of this team that no longer
existed. They went to play a game,
but they didn't come home.
but they didn't come home.
Busby was making great head way with
his concept of signing young players
to mould them and bring them up in
his image. Hence the Busby Babes.
They were exceptional in the sense
that they had youth, they had
talent, they had ambition, they were
being led by Busby the right way. So
the world was their oyster really.
It is too late. It is there. Lovely
goal by Whelan.
have never got the best reputation
for breeding young players at that
time it was unheard of that young
players were replacing people in
their middle 30s.
I think the youth
of that team, the Busby team, the
Busby Babes as they called them, I
think they the oldest player was 29
or 30. Does that not speak for
Matt Busby thought of
European football, I have proved I
have the best team in England. Now,
I want to prove that we have got the
best team in Europe.
We played Red
Star bell braid and everyone was --
bell grade and everyone was excited,
because we were near the
semi-finals. Everyone knows if
you're anything to do with
Manchester United what happened and
it was just a nightmare.
We know there are 23 survivors after
the air crash in Munich. These are
the people known to have survived.
The Manchester United party, Matt
Busby, manager, the following
players. Greg, would, branch
I remember waking up about 50, 60
yards from the aeroplane, still
strapped to my seat. I don't know
how that happened.
I remember a
Volkswagen van ploughing through the
snow to pick up the injured bodies.
I was one of the lucky ones. I would
be telling lies if I said I thought
about it all the time. In fact, I
would go insane.
23 people died.
Along with the players, lots of
other people on the plane, trainers,
coaches, members of the press.
Duncan Edwards lingered on for 15
days before he finally lost his
I wondered what would happen.
I wondered how we would be able to
recover. But recover we had to do.
Charlton! He has got another!
When the final whistle went
everybody dashed to him. They were
his players who got lost in Munich.
They were his lives. It was his
team. The old man could feel as
though what he started out was
eventually back on.
People I admired
the perseverance and determination
-- people admired the perseverance
and determination of the club to
produce something special.
the things Matt Busby was very keen
to continue after Munich was to
promote players from the juniors. In
the last 15 years there's always
been a member of the youth team in
the first-team squad. This is a
legacy which is very important to
the club. It is in the DNA of the
club. It is continuing now.
myself, the last three left. The Red
Devils spirit never died.
A huge thank you to everybody who
spoke to us for that. It is hard to
believe that it still has such an
impact 60 years on and on so many
fans around the world. Jimmy, who
works on this programme, he's a big
register United fan. He has brought
this in today. This is the
Manchester United programme from the
game after the Munich air disaster.
You can see on the front page,
United will go on. If you look
inside, have a look at the team
sheet, a game against Sheffield
Wednesday in the FA Cup. This is the
Sheffield Wednesday team at the
bottom. And you can see that the
Manchester United side was
completely blank because they did
not know who would play, who was
available. Then Harry Gregg,
unbelievably, played in that game
against Sheffield Wednesday. That's
the programme from that game 60
years ago. The anniversary is on
Tuesday. United take on Huddersfield
today. Steve is at Old Trafford. I
wonder how the club will be paying
their respects this weekend.
Lots of thought has gone into it
today. Every single fan, when they
come into the stadium today, there
will be a pat on their seat. In that
pack is a letter from Ed Woodward
explaining what is happening today
and in that Memorial service on
Tuesday. Today's programme is all
about remembering. With those names
of the Manchester United players who
sadly lost their lives that day. And
the Busby boys on the back. Each and
every supporter, and this perhaps is
more crucial for the younger
generation, is getting a 64 page
booklet entitled The Flowers Of
Manchester, remembering. Just
explaining the history and what a
dark day it was for Manchester
United and how they won't ever be
forgotten. Supporters are encouraged
to get to the ground earlier than
normal to remember those names that
so sadly lost their lives. Three
members of staff, as well. Those are
the eight players. Just to learn a
little bit about not just what
happened but how Manchester United
came back from it and went on and
read history from then on. From the
sadness came the joy. It's a nice
touch. On every single seat there
will be a pack. All of the players
will wear black armbands, as well.
We will have a minute Smucker
-- we will have a minutes silence.
An emotionally charged day for Bobby
Charlton who will be in attendance
We mentioned the programme from back
then. Today they go on against
Huddersfield Town, how do you look
at that one?
Amongst all of the emotion of what
we are talking about there is
excitement because it's the first
chance for United fans to see their
latest main man in Alexis Sanchez
who will make his home debut here
today. That is what everybody is
talking about outside the stadium in
terms of the game. He has already
scored against Huddersfield. He will
be aware of that. And the winner the
Emirates. They had a not so good
performance at Wembley in the week
by their standards. They will be
hoping to win this one. Huddersfield
haven't been here since 1972. But
this fixture will bring back good
memories. I watched them when they
managed to beat Manchester United
before. Come to be beaten in the
game I watched on Tuesday night by
Liverpool. -- comfortably beaten.
That is what the fans will always
talk about. Big ask today. As David
Wagoner said to me in the week, at
the end we are playing at the
Theatre of Dreams.
Thank you. Back to the championship.
Big game today, Wolverhampton take
on Sheffield United. The Blades are
chasing successive promotions under
Chris Wilder. Rachel Stringer has
been to see if they can make the
How is it being a Sheffield boy,
Sheffield found, now playing?
living a lot of Sheffield boys'
dreams. We are doing really well at
the minute. Hopefully we can
continue and achieve something at
the end of the season. We have a
good team spirit. Lots of new boys
this season. We have the right
people not just on the pitch but off
the pit and everybody seems to get
on really well. We are all striving
for the same thing. -- but off the
Looking around, it looks like
you are a bunch of chaps having fun
and playing football, is that the
That is what the gaffer brings
to the place.
Is there anything
being done here which is unique,
which is different from what you had
that other clubs?
we have is a group. Everybody is
together. Even if you are not in the
Even if you are not
involved in the squad you get the
same. Playing a bit of head tennis
behind us. The young lads and the
What team are you on now?
I am getting a bit older, so I am on
the old side.
Thank you so much for having me
here. I feel like I've been welcomed
into your club which seems like a
massive extended family.
It is. That
is the environment we are trying to
create. It's working. The positivity
around the place over the last 18
months has been fantastic. It has
produced really good performances.
Is this how the vibe was when you
use to play here? Have you mimicked
what it was like as a player and
into what it is now like as a
In your career you always
look to your best times. For me it
was when I was here back in the day.
It was a fantastic experience. I was
a young lad at the time. I loved it.
I loved what was happening between
supporters and players. What was
happening in the city. The good
atmosphere in the city.
Is that what
is making you so successful being
here, that you bring so much passion
to the club?
It does add a little
bit. Especially me with my
background. Defeats are tougher to
take. But when we win I do enjoy it.
I suppose I have two, living in the
If you lose a match can you go
out in the city?
I pick my places to
go. And when we win. Because it gets
If you remove yourself from
the club and became a fan again,
would you be happy with where you
I think so. This covers
together, from the Academy which has
produced amazing players. Harry
Maguire is a good example. So is
Kyle Walker. The club have done well
protecting itself financially. We
can reinvest that money. I feel it
is a good time to be connected to
this club. I feel everybody is
Two points off the
play-off. Was that expected?
our aim, compete, not look at the
name on the back of the shirt, not
look at the badge or the stadium, we
are enjoying the experience and we
want to win, as well. To be flying
out the top is great. I am proud to
lead the players in that fight.
Something to be said for a manager
who understands the club, understand
the fans, has that burning desire
inside of him. And it is we're
positive at Sheffield United.
good a job must that have been for
him. And he was a good player. I
have seen him a couple of times this
season. They are in your face in
that league. They have a really good
chance in terms of the play-offs for
Doing really well and
they will take on Wolverhampton
later. He is 102, and playing for
It's amazing. The club
where he started has given a chance.
It is great to see him back. But it
is all about preparation for the
World Cup. If Millwall get a good
performance out of him that is good.
Are you younger than him?
You gave up too early.
Manchester City have scored already
against Burnley. That is it for
today. Big thank you to these two.
We are back at midday next Saturday.
It is super bowl LII tomorrow night.
We have asked a couple of NFL guys
to take this on, not sure how much
they know, but here they are anyway.
It is the biggest show that's going
to be on TV.
Touchdown! The title
for the Patriots!
It can go both
ways. You have NFL guys who come
over and play soccer. We all have
I don't even know the
rules of soccer. These guys have the
Olympics, they play in front of the
world of the World Cup. Outside of
the US, we are not known. You see
all of these guys, they are known
around the world.
Would you rather
score in the last game of the World
Cup, or score a touchdown in the
World Cup. The World Cup
is the World Cup.
Are we talking
soccer? I don't understand.
Rooney! I would say Arsenal, 3-2.
Harry Kane... 3-1.