Man Utd forced to call-up the chief executive’s son

Posted by - December 8, 2009 - Champions League, Manchester United

Tea-lady’s nephew next on Fergie’s wanted list

Manchester United have called the son of their chief executive into their first-team squad to combat their defensive injury crisis. David Gill’s son, Oliver, is now in contention to play against Wolfsburg in this evening’s Champions League match.

Fergie said: “If he’s good enough, he plays. That’s the name of the game. My son Darren played for me for four or five years. He was treated the same as any other player and Oliver will be treated the same way.”

The younger Gill has been at the club since the age of 12 and is now aged 19.

He said: “Nobody takes any notice of my relationship to my dad. I’ve been in the academy for six years and most people have simply forgotten. It’s just not the way Manchester United do things.”

  • Joe

    I’m sure if he weren’t any good Fergie wouldn’t give him the chance. I assume that since its says “first team squad” he’ll probably be the last man off the bench so I wouldn’t be too concerned.