Ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup game between Manchester United and Reading, Japp Stam, the manager of the opposition, has spoken about his feelings for his former club.
It’ll be good to be back in Manchester. I still love the club, I love the fans, I had a great time over there and it’s going to be good to be going back in this way, as Reading manager for this cup tie.
We’re facing a great team, a great manager – I like how he works and what he does for his team, how we gets things going…and the career that he has made, the trophies that he has won – I admire that.
So it’s not going to be easy. But we’ll give it our best shot. And we’ll see. We’re not saying we don’t have a chance. Everybody has a chance. But it’s important that we prepare well for the game and hopefully we can do well and enjoy it.
We’re looking forward to it. It’s a great draw, not only for me, but also for the players. To play at Old Trafford in front of 80,000 people, against quality players in the FA Cup – a competition everyone wants to do well in, a trophy everybody wants to win, it’s going to be nice.