I was meant to be the next Rio Ferdinand but my attitude stank in training says former Dundee United man Gavin Gunning
THE next Rio Ferdinand – that was the expectation on the shoulders of Gavin Gunning as a kid.
After being chased by Manchester United and Arsenal at 14, he eventually left his home in the Kilmacud area of Dublin to sign for Blackburn Rovers.
And just two years later, he was training with a Premier League squad that included the likes of Tugay, Benni McCarthy and Brad Friedel.
Every day, he was told how good he was and his pay packet – even at such a young age – reflected that.
Gunning is still only 25. But ask any player or coach in the game about him now and they’ll immediately tell you he... read more
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