In the latest of his must-see interviews, Jonathan Shrager sits down with former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis to discuss a plurality of topics.
Including the release of his recent autobiography entitled “Russian Winters,” and misconceptions about safety concerns surrounding World Cup 2018 in his homeland.
Kanchelskis, in this lengthy interview also gives us his vodka recommendations for tournament visitors.
Andrei Kanchelskis on his time at Manchester United
Whilst Kanchelskis’ Russian insight is welcome, especially on the day of the World Cup 2018 draw, we suspect Manchester United fans will be most interested in his time at Old Trafford.
The Russian speedster, a brilliant winger in his day, was at Manchester United from 1991 until 1995.
The football world was in shock when Sir Alex Ferguson sold Kanchelskis to Everton, as he was one of the best attacking players in the Premier League at the time.
Little did we know that Fergie had the Class of 92 up his sleeve!
Kanchelskis on his links with the Russian mafia & Ryan Giggs
On the video below, Kanchelskis discusses the curious timing of his 1991 arrival to Old Trafford with the club being on the cusp of unprecedented success.
As well as his love for the traditional 4-4-2 system, his perception of Eric Cantona’s alleged “special treatment” by Sir Alex.
Perhaps most interesting of all from Kanchelskis is whether he was faster than fellow wing speedster Ryan Giggs over 100 metres, the mystery that shrouded his abrupt Old Trafford departure on the heels of his finest season, the Class of 92‘s succession and his current relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson.
Also discusses by Kanchelskis and Shrager is whether Russian winters are more grim than Mancunian ones, the chant which underscored his iconic status amongst the Manchester United faithful, his thoughts on Jose Mourinho’s United and their chances of success, and much more.