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Chelsea Supporting Keeper Picked United Over Arsenal

17-year-old United goalkeeper, Gary Woods, has spoken out about how he ended up playing for our club, after starting his career playing for the likes of Cambridge and Peteborough. He has missed close to a year of football through injuries, but is determined to follow in the footsteps of Edwin Van der Sar, who he names as his role model.

“I was playing for Cambridge United and I heard there was a scout at the game,” he said “I didn’t know which club he was from. After the game the scout came up to me and said he was going to watch me again, and a week after that I was offered a trial. I was so shocked! Then I found out there were quite a few clubs interested. In the end, it came down to a decision between United and Arsenal. There was no contest really. I’m actually a Chelsea fan. My dad’s dad grew up near the ground and I’ve just followed the family trend.”

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  1. Ricardo says:

    What is it with us and injured ‘keepers ?!

  2. Norman says:

    I’d like to think that any genuine Chelsea fan (and he’s apparently third generation) would pick United over Arsenal. I hope he does well for you.


    At least the kid has got balls to say that he is a Chelsea fan, rather than putting a blanket over it then it coming out if he ever got in the 1st team…

    I reckon he aint a turncoat and prob has been a chelsea fan all his life… sounds like it anyway.

    I aint condoning it… the poor lad… its the way ya brought up aint i know being forced to support chelsea as a kid must conform to some kind of child abuse lol…

    u never know… he has signed for United… so he might see the light..

  4. TopManc says:

    Someone should let him know that his dad’s dad is in fact his grandad

  5. suhayl says:

    topmanc…true pal lol

  6. ManUnited18 says:

    Scott can u give us more information about this goal keeper Plz

  7. rubanraj says:

    still waiting for foster to show up.

    how many young keepers we have anyway?

    my predictions…1. this dude will be loaned to a lower division club or a EPL team runk lower than MUFC in 2 years time.
    2. this dude will be a reserve goalkeeper at United in 6 years time.
    3. this dude will get frustated waiting for his chances and will eventually join another team.

  8. SULLY [South Africa] says:

    ManUnited18, He’s got two hands and two legs. And i tell you what mate he wears gloves when he plays. Hope that’s enough pal

  9. ManUnited18 says:

    mmmm thanks so much and i will till u more Informations about SULLY , he thinks that he is funny , he has big nose and finally he is such a Selly Hope that’s enough

  10. SULLY [South Africa] says:

    ManUnited18… CHEERS MATE. Love you


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