Episode five of the Talking Devils podcast is a special archive interview with the legendary Brian Greenhoff.
After working with him on his autobiography, Wayne Barton had this short conversation taking some questions from Brian’s Twitter followers.
It’s not the longest podcast, but it’s interesting to hear Brian’s thoughts on which team in United history he’d have liked to play in, his thoughts on Paul Scholes, and also how he felt David De Gea could improve at the time!
“I’d like to have played alongside Scholes. I think anybody would” Brian says of Scholes. “I’d just sit in front of the back four, get the ball, give it to Scholesy and relax. I’d get the cigar and deckchair out. His touch, his control, his range of passing… he was good in the air for a little fella. He had everything.”
Brian played almost three hundred times for Manchester United in the 1970s and was the man-of-the-match in the 1977 FA Cup Final. When he was sold to Leeds the transfer brought in a club record fee – but Brian was devastated to leave and remained devoted to Manchester United for the rest of his life. He sadly passed away in May 2013.
Not only was he one of the most popular players at the club, he was also one of the nicest men you could wish to meet, and is still sorely missed by those who knew him.
You can listen to the Talking Devils podcast by clicking here and subscribing through Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available through all other major podcast streaming platforms and from Tuesday will be in association with Classic Football Shirts. Tuesday’s episode will feature, as usual, legendary Manchester United defender Paul Parker, and legendary journalist Paddy Barclay, to discuss United’s games against Aston Villa and Southampton.