Come and listen to a story about a man named Tom, Clever midfielder, thought he was the bomb. Then one day he was lighting up the grounds, And Sir Alex came a calling – he was Manchester bound. (United that is. 20 league titles. 3 European crowns)
“Is that skinny kid with the bad alpaca-like facial hair the guy we just bought from Atlético for £18 million?”
I got to see one of David de Gea’s first starts for Manchester United. I went to watch United play Barcelona in Washington, D.C. during United’s pre-season tour of the United States in 2011. The match took place several months after Messi, Villa, Xavi and Iniesta dismantled Sir Alex Ferguson’s last great United team in London during the Champions League Final. The 20 year-old, rail-thin de Gea had just signed for the club to replace United legend Edwin van der Sar, and he looked like an overgrown tuft of grass standing in his green kit on the Fed Ex Field turf.
- Former Lawyer.
- Current Journalist/Writer/Editor.
- Author of "Nixon in New York: How Wall Street Helped Richard Nixon Win the White House," published in 2018.
- Married to a wonderful woman, father of two sweet dogs.
- Chicago via Pittsburgh, New York City and several others.