I'm not a United fan but when I watched him play for the Red Devils, I would end up mutterring in awe "fukin hell..." as he would dominate the midfield and literally combat the shit out of every other pissant trying to claim the center of the pitch as their own. It belonged to Robbo and with his lieutenant, Ray Wilkins, they made Liverpool's life tough back in THOSE days.
I managed to catch up with him yesterday morning. He was down in KL for a few days for a promotional tour for the Masters Asia Football series and also for the Carlsberg Euro Final viewing party up in Genting later or early tomorrow morning.
I have to say he was so good natured and easy going I had to stop myself from asking him to join me for a teh tarik at the mamak outside the hotel! Nice is the simple word you would use to describe this former England and Manchester United captain and also the former manager of English Premier League team Middlesbrough FC.
He is now working as an ambassador for Manchester United, a role he shares with Sir Bobby Charlton.
I was interviewing him for the next issue (August) of Time-Out KL magazine. So wait for it coming to a newsstand near you for the full details!