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Olsen: I always supported United
Monday 09 October 2023 16:00
Jesper Olsen has recalled his inch to Manchester United in 1984, as a part of an racy chat on the new UTD Podcast episode.
The Denmark worldwide changed into a glamorous in a single more nation aquire by Ron Atkinson, having made his trace at worldwide degree and with Dutch giants Ajax.
In dialog with Helen Evans, Lou Macari and Wes Brown at Used Trafford, as a part of his talk about with alongside with his Future Soccer soccer college, the ex-winger admitted he fundamental no persuading to advance to Manchester and compete in Division One, bringing his abilities to the club and working on the exchange flank to one more gifted huge man in Gordon Strachan.
Olsen’s culture shock at United Video
Olsen’s culture shock at United
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“I reflect we [Denmark] played England in the qualifiers for the European Championship in France ’84,” recalled Jesper. “And I scored a aim in the final minutes, towards England in Copenhagen, so I reflect Ron Atkinson then type of took gawk of me and followed me for a whereas.
“And I always supported Man United so, when they got here knocking on the door, there changed into absolute self belief. I mean, I had to inch.
“Then, at the give up of the season in 1984, I obviously got here here, nonetheless I got here here earlier than then, to meet Martin Edwards, the chairman, and put the contract and so forth. They introduced me here, of route, because there changed into absolute self belief that I changed into going to place, the stadium, after which I signed at the give up of 1983/84.”
When requested by Macari if there changed into added stress to follow in the footsteps of the vastly standard wingers of the 1970s, Gordon Hill and Steve Coppell, Olsen changed into right alongside with his acknowledge.
“No, now not genuinely,” he answered. “I mean I always reflect, I believed that I could possibly possibly per chance moreover play anyplace in any crew, I reflect, in as of late, because I changed into very assured as a participant.
“I had no grief with that. I loved to gawk, love I acknowledged, Gordon Hill, as neatly of route, and I played at Ajax with the likes of Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard, Ronald Koeman, all these gamers that grew to develop into gigantic stars. And the Dutch had a diagram of, [well] they’ve an improbable belief in what they assemble is the comely factor.
“So I learned so grand at Ajax in three years, that I saw this is right improbable how grand I’ve developed, from coming out of semi-professionalism to expert soccer. It changed into an improbable three years in actuality.”
See out for the UTD Podcast with Jesper Olsen from 18:00 BST on Monday, across the identical outdated platforms.
Monday 09 October 2023 16:00
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