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Maradona Gets Inspiration From Fergie and United

Carlos Tevez has revealed that the Argentina manager, Diego Maradona, uses Manchester United’s winning mentality as inspiration for his team.

Maradona paid a visit to Manchester last November after being appointed and spent the day with our lads at Carrington. Clearly he was impressed with what he saw!

“From the moment I arrived, he has treated me with respect as a person,” said Tevez. “His greatest quality is that, for him, there are no star players – everyone is equal, whether they cost many millions or are a young player who hasn’t played many times for the team. Club and international football are very different, and Mr Ferguson and Maradona are also different personalities. But Maradona wants Argentina to show the same winning-mentality as we have at Manchester – he tells me this every time we see each other. He admires Ferguson’s ability to make his players into winners. At United, we have an amazing winning mentality because we are always so focused. Maradona knows this and wishes to see Argentina do the same.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. invertedquestionmark says:

    Guess they got a bit too inspired by our recent form and that’s why they lost so badly against Bolivia…

  2. Scott the Red says:

    invertedquestionmark – no, you could probably blame that result on the match taking place at 3600m above sea level and the players being unable to breathe! To put that in perspective, Manchester is 78m above sea level.

  3. vidic will get ya15 says:

    thats like 2 and a half miles, result pissed me off got 11 out of 12 on a accumalator. argies were odds on never really thought about alltitude. really hope tevez aint fucked for villa.
    Had a dream last night that nicky butt scored v liverpool in a 1 nil win.
    think thats called a wet dream, haha

  4. invertedquestionmark says:

    This is a common practice in South America – especially for Peru, if I’m not mistaken. The Argentina team should have been prepared for this. Anyway, I was just joking…

  5. wazza says:

    spot on scott

  6. TonyBee says:

    Maradonna is a complete and utter cunt…….. never gonna buy her records again….

  7. Marq says:

    Maradonna? her records?
    You mean Madonna?
    Anyway, the scoreline was surprising, but the defeat was more or less expected. They’ve not had much success there for the best part of the last half a century!

  8. man u for life says:

    if we could get that guy that came on the left to play for us, we would all say bye to giggsy he just need to calm down.

  9. TonyBee says:

    Madonna / Maradonna …. both of them are over the hill cunts ….
    Marq: My sense of humour is wasted on you….

  10. Neejil says:

    He refers to himself in the 3rd person…dear god


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