Kevin Nolan has nice memories of having won at Old Trafford and not only that but he scored one of the goals when Bolton beat Manchester United 2-1 in 2001.
Kevin Nolan – has won at Old Trafford before
And Kevin was only 19 at the time, and his goal just stunned the Red Devils, and we have to hope he can stun them again on Monday night.
Kevin told the Evening Chronicle today:
“To beat Man United was brilliant.” “In my first two seasons in the Premier League, I managed to score at Old Trafford, and we won both games.” “Hopefully, It’ll happen again. The 2-1 was brilliant.” “We were 1-0 down from an amazing Juan Sebastien Veron free-kick, then I put in a volley.”
“It was 1-1 for most of the game, and we hung in there and hung in there, and we just got a breakaway and Michael Ricketts put it in there.” “It was a fantastic finish – it was just brilliant.” “The second time, I just remember David Beckham taking a touch, and I took it off him.” “It went under Fabien Barthez, and it was brilliant.”
“It was an absolutely great feeling.” “At that time, I was 19 and 20, and I had a bit of a thing for Man United when I was younger.” “I used to think they were brilliant, even though I’m a Scouser! I really enjoyed it.” “Hopefully, it’ll be the same again, and it’ll be a good start for us.”
“It’ll be tough. Hopefully, we can stick together and make sure we get a result.”
Well there’s a lot of brilliants in there from Kevin, and indeed it will be brilliant if the lads can pull off a win on Monday night – and if we can do that – look for a sell-out crowd against Aston Villa the following weekend – 52,300.
Joey talked yesterday about looking forward to the Old Trafford game and today it’s Kevin’s turn, as he continued:
“I’m looking forward to it.” “This is what we wanted last season, this is what we talked about, and this is what the fans wanted.”
“We wanted to be back in the big time, and we are now.” “We’ve got to make sure we prove we belong there.”
“That’s what this group of lads, and hopefully a couple of new faces, have got to do.”
We seem to have a number of players coming good in pre-season in central midfield, and in particular Kevin and Joey Barton have looked impressive.
And they will have to both be on their top form if they are going to hold their own against the might of Manchester United next Monday night, but with this Newcastle team – anything is possible.
They showed that last season, when in early August, all the world and their mothers seemed to be against them.
Howay The Lads!!