Danny Simpson left Manchester United under a bit of a cloud after mistakes in his personal life saw Sir Alex Ferguson ship him out to Blackburn Rovers. The move was supposed to be as a favour to Paul Ince but Danny struggled to get in the team and the move became a bit of a waste of time.
Simpson is enjoying himself a lot more at Newcastle though and reckons he would sign for them if he was asked in January or at the end of the season.
“I grew up in Salford and everyone’s a Man United fan – everyone at school and all my family,” said Simpson. “I support United – it’s my club – but I’ve come up to Newcastle, and there’s no difference. Everyone’s mad about Newcastle.”
Despite his feelings for United, Simpson has conceded that he would join Newcastle permanently for the sake of football, given how far down in the pecking order he would be at United.
“I’m enjoying my football here, and if I do well enough to get an offer, then I’ll consider it, as I’m enjoying my football at the moment,” he added. “I just want to get as many games under my belt as I can until January. It’s nice to be wanted, and it would be nice at the end of the loan spell for Chris and all the staff to say they want me to stay. Hopefully, my performances will warrant that. You want to play on a Saturday afternoon, and I’m no different. I’ve been in and around different clubs. I had a spell where I didn’t play and was on the bench (at loan club Blackurn Rovers), and I’ve had times when I was playing, and I know what I’d prefer. You want to train Monday to Friday, and play on a Saturday. That’s just me and the way I am.”