Fraser Campbell (35), who lived on loan at Tottenham Hotspur, told the back story.
The British media ‘Sports Bible’ said on the 17th (Korean time), “Campbell recalled the five minutes Alex Ferguson gave him to decide his future.”
Campbell, who usually played in the front line, grew up in the Manchester United youth team. He was recognized for his potential to the extent of going through the England national team at each age level.
온라인카지노 However, it was not easy for Campbell, who was only 18 years old, to get a chance in the first team. He gained experience by going on loan to several teams. Then something happened.
In the summer of 2008, Campbell was gearing up for another loan spell. His strong team was Wigan Athletic. He sat down at the negotiating table with Steve Bruce, who led the team at the time.
Campbell recalled on the Man United podcast, “I met with manager Bruce for a loan at Wigan. He decided to go to Wigan and talked to people. I was waiting for the faxed paperwork for the final signing”.
Then I got a call from Alex Ferguson. He told Campbell, “I’ll call you back in five minutes, but until then we have to make a decision. We’re looking forward to signing Dimitar Berbatov for £30m. The deal only works if you agree to the Tottenham loan. To hear your decision. I’ll call you back in 3-4 minutes.”
In the end, Campbell went on loan to Tottenham, not Wigan. He scored 3 goals and 4 assists in 22 games during the season.
“It was hard to say no,” said Campbell. “When I told Bruce about this, he said, ‘I’m here to take you to Wigan’.”
“But I couldn’t call Ferguson back and say, ‘I honestly don’t like it,'” Campbell said.