MANCHESTER (Dagbladet): It is 6. February and around 1000 people have turned up outside Old Trafford to commemorate the deceased after the tragic Munich-the accident of 61 years ago.
One of them that are in place to honor the 23 people who never came home from the trip to Belgrade, the Manchester United legend, Patrick Timothy Crerand (79), or "Paddy" as he is called among friends.
After the emotional ceremony is over, there are many who want a bit of the scot. Crerand takes her time to sign the Manchester United scarf, take photos with fans and talking with those who want it.AT OLD TRAFFORD: Paddy Crerand. Photo: Christian Monge Hugsted Show more
Crerand was known to be a hardworking midfielder who tackled, so it smelled like scorched, but he could also spread the passes to the offensive players as George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton. He was also assistentmanager in Manchester United in four seasons.
After a few seasons in the scottish Celtic, he signed for the English storklubben.
Everyone knew that Manchester United were a fantastic team. People asked how I could play for a big team like Manchester United. And I was a new adolescent who trained at Celtic Park, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I played it crashes out and was very young, " says Crerand, who signed for Manchester United on the day five years after the Munich accident.
Fortunately had Denis Law arrived just before me and so was Bobby Charlton back at its best again, so we were pretty successful after that. A team like Manchester United should always be successful. And fortunately, Joe (Solskjær) back here now, and hopefully we will get to see more of it, " says Crerand.Will create an issue
79-year-old looks impudently good for the age, and the quick lines loose. That when Dagbladet asks what he thinks about Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
"I think he is absolutely terrible and that they should kick him and get rid of him, he is terrible," says Crerand with a smile. the
It is clear that he is ironic, for those who should be in any doubt about it.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been a giant totally here for many, many years. And I think he is going to create a big problem for Manchester United towards the end of the season, if they continue to deliver as well as they do. Who can get the da to hire as manager? ask Crerand.
the Answer goes without saying.
- If United continue to deliver as they do, so will the fans demand it, " he says further on that managersituasjonen.
For most Manchester United fans Dagbladet has talked with in Manchester the last few weeks, believes the Norwegian is the right one for the job. Large parts of the fans would rather that Solskjær will continue, than to get into larger managernavn as Zinedine Zidane and Mauricio Pochettino.
It probably wasn't the United board as to when Solskjær was hired in December.Solskjær participated in the emotional celebration of the Munich crash Not surprised
Solskjær stands with ten wins and a draw in eleven matches vikarmanager. The amazing start a surprise to not Crerand.
I'm not surprised, for he was a fantastic footballer and he is a fantastic person, he can communicate with people. He has a wonderful personality and he is easy to talk with. The players think it is perfect, it is having a manager that it is easy to talk with, " he says and continues:
- He has so much respect among the fans, regardless of the good job he has done here the last games of the season for Manchester United. He was loved here before. He is very highly respected here. Who can forget the Munich? ask Crerand, and aiming for the Champions League final, Ole Gunnar Solskjær decided in injury time against Bayern Munich in 1999.
The big question is whether the 45-year-old get the job permanently when the season is over and Manchester United to start on a blank slate.
I don't know. He's going as said to make it difficult for the club if he continues in the same street. It will be difficult for the club, " says Crerand.Big difference
One thing the scot has noted, is that the mood among Manchester United fans have been so much better, after José ^ the academic degree awarded left the club and was replaced by a Molde-coach.
- Completely different. There is a big difference. I go on all the games with my family, I have with me my children, and the support has changed, " he says and points toward the family that is close by.
- the Atmosphere is completely different, the players are enjoying the situation now. If you ask them, they will give you a better answer than what you have received of me, " says Crerand.
Some of his children are with to Old Trafford on this day, and they are waiting impatiently for dad to be finished with the interview and take a cup of coffee with them.
Crerand have hurt to say no to those who want a bit of him, and rushes on when the chance finally presents itself.
For each victory makes Solskjær it more difficult for the United management to look away from his name when a permanent manager should be hired. After Saturday's convincing victory over Fulham, believes former team-mate Rio Ferdinand that the Norwegian should get the job.
Sign him!!!, he wrote on Twitter, and followed up:
" We have obtained our United back.Claim Solskjærs assistant divulged themselves