David Buchanan puts boyhood ties aside as Northampton eye Manchester United scalp | Nick Ames

20 September 2016 03:06
Left-back grew up supporting Manchester United but while Northampton’s 31-match unbeaten run in the league came to an end on Saturday he believes José Mourinho’s side can be toppled in the EFL CupDavid Buchanan’s eyes sparkle as he remembers where he was on 26 May 1999. “I was at my friend’s house, and when Solskjaer scored that winning goal his dad just grabbed us both and we were bouncing round the room – it was incredible,” says the Northampton Town left-back. “We went out on the street celebrating. It was a great feeling.”There is no hiding the Rochdale-born Buchanan’s lifelong love for Manchester United and on Wednesday night he will embrace an occasion that, on a personal level, is just as big as the Champions League final he watched as an enthralled 13-year-old. Unless the club captain Marc Richards is deemed fit to start, Buchanan will lead the League One side out at a packed Sixfields for their EFL Cup third-round tie with United. It caps a 13-month period of giddying twists and turns, and it is a case of second time lucky, too. Related: Football League your thoughts: 31-match unbeaten run ends for Northampton Related: Scrutiny grows on Manchester United’s José Mourinho as losses mount up Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian