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Michael on Manchester return

Posted on 20 March 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

It is a return to Manchester for Michael Brown when we travel to Old Trafford on Saturday and he admits that his girlfriend's family will not neccessarily be wishing him well.

A former Manchester City player, Michael was based in the area until recently when he bought a house down south but, while his Manchester loyalties lie firmly in the blue side of the city, his prospective in-laws will be clad in red.

"It is great having played for Man City to be facing Man Utd," said Michael this week looking ahead to the trip. "I am definitely looking forward to this one, all my girlfriend's family are Manchester United fans and it will be an interesting one for me.

"I just keep enjoying the big games as they come along and it has been great so far."

Michael concedes that he has yet to sample victory against Manchester United with the famous 5-1 triumph in 1989 coming a few years before his time at what was then Maine Road.

"I didn't play in the 5-1 and I got beat twice in the derbies - so hopefully it will change this time," he added, saying that his phone was running hot at the weekend following City's 4-1 win over their neighbours.

"I had a few phone calls on Sunday from the boys, they were a bit drunk and said it was a fantastic day. Everybody up

there is very pleased I would imagine.

"You're always going to have to do your overtime when you play against United and it will be no different for us on Saturday. We've just got to go in and have confidence. We've not done bad of late so, why not? Let's go up there, play our game and give it a go."