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Now out. '1958, A personal account of that fateful year for Manchester United.' by Roy Cavanagh MBE. The print edition via http://rednews.bigcartel.com/product...chester-united Kindle via https://www.amazon.co.uk/personal-ac...SIN=B079CLFB66


"I didnít have any chances, *really. I wasnít in the race. How can I say this... he wasnít giving me the right signals to up my game. I was still only a young player. When you have a young *player, a manager has to give them confidence. Let them play and grow up. Obviously, that didnít happen under Van Gaal, so it was a very difficult season for me. Before that, David Moyes had trusted me from day one. He understood I was a young player, but when Van Gaal arrived, everything changed, my progression stopped. For a football player, the most important thing is to have a *manager who gives you a lot of confidence. Then you go on the pitch and give everything for the manager, the team and the fans. On the pitch, I never think what people are saying. All that matters is to try and look after the ball and do your best. At the time, that was what I was doing. I wanted to show my qualities. But, mentally, it was very tough. As a young player, to take all of this and the criticism, it wasnít easy at all.Ē


ďI went to United when I was very young and I had to sacrifice a lot, family-wise. Thatís not easy when you are 15 or 16. It is very difficult to be alone in an environment you donít know very well. In Manchester, I went to school to learn the language, work hard at the training ground and on the pitch to try to break into the first team. It was hard work, but I have always been prepared to do that because I love the game.Ē