- Sep 3, 2018
I consider myself lucky to have seen Robson playing for United at Old Trafford. People wonder about his drinking and his injuries but I think it was all part of the package, his bravery was what made him such a player. Was he world-class? I don't know how you formally determine this, certainly not by counting medals, but I suspect those who played with him and against him would certainly speak to it. I can say that I never saw a player single handedly change the mood in the ground and in the team so quickly by just appearing. Remember him coming on as a sub at one point after injury with United playing rather flatly and as soon as he ran on to the pitch it was if everyone upped their game instantly. He just lifted the others to a better level by the way he carried himself on the field. The runs, the tackles, the passes and the goals. He was superb.