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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