It’s been a while since JWAW’s last From the North Stand interview – more than two years, in fact. But now the time has come for its triumphant return to comed- er, I mean, this website. The special seat I keep reserved bang in the centre of the North Stand has once again been dusted down, treated with a bit of elbow grease and furnished with the finest Wigan cuisine – Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls, of course – in anticipation of United webmaster Jordan Street‘s arrival. Oh crumbs, he’s here already! Better get the sarsaparilla.
JWAW: I’d imagine you’re happy with the signing of Robin Van Persie, because I know I would be. But are there any other new guys we should be looking out for at United this season?
Jordan: To be honest with you, when we were rumoured to be interested in Van Persie I wasn’t that excited, but when he’d actually signed for us all that changed and I was completely over the moon. I’m extremely happy about how quickly he’s blended in to the team, the hat trick he scored vs. Southampton was truly wonderful. (Let’s just not talk about the embarrassing penalty miss ha!)
Secondly, the players who you should be looking out for include Shinji Kagawa and the youngster Davide Petrucci. The former will play a massive part in our bid to retain the Premier League title, his passing and movement has been absolutely superb in the opening three league games. Davide Petrucci has a big future ahead of him, he impressed on the pre-season tour but I don’t think he’ll get much playing time this season. You may see him involved in the League Cup, but that’s about it.
Ex-Wigan man Antonio Valencia looks to have had an impact in the early part of United’s season. Are you a fan of his?
Antonio is just a top pro. He’s certainly up there with the best out and out wingers in the world. He’s more of a traditional winger who just drills the ball into the danger area, he certainly makes things happen. When he broke his leg a couple of seasons ago I feared the worst for him, upon his return it took him a while to rediscover his form but he’s been a key part of our team ever since.Interviews, Manchester United, Premier League, Preview