Monday, 18th November, 2013

Legendary former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has explained he has been shocked by just how big the Red Devils have grown to become as a club.

Schmeichel landed at Old Trafford in 1991, signing for a club that had not won a league title since 1967, and enjoying instant success as Sir Alex Ferguson drove the Red Devils to dominate English football.


The Danish goalkeeper left Old Trafford in 1999, and has watched Manchester United continue to develop since at such a breakneck speed that he has been left surprised.

"The club has got even bigger than I ever imagined it could be. When I first arrived it was a big club in England and across the world, but it wasn’t the huge institution it is today", Schmeichel told his old club's official site.


"It’s quite incredible to see how big it has become. I see that first hand in my role as an ambassador at various events for partners such as Aon.

"So many people know the club and the players, but they don’t just know about the likes of [Wayne] Rooney and [Robin] van Persie, they know everything about the club, even the very smallest of details.

"When you travel to events for the club in say, Vietnam, there can be 500 to 1,000 people waiting for you at the airport or the event you’re attending. I don’t think any other club in the world has that kind of power."

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