After two years in Portugal and a season with Aston Villa, Schmeichel took the brave step of joining United's Manchester rivals for one final campaign. Although the Dane lasted just a season with the Blues, making 29 appearances, for some United fans it amounted to a betrayal. "He was different," he told Sky Sports, with a smile.
"Schmeichel pulled off saves he wasn't entitled to make," Ferguson wrote. I'm a United fan and I can't play for Manchester City, I can't play for Leeds and I can't play for Liverpool. I don’t have many good memories of the derbies.
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Manchester City Man City: 29 (0) 0 Other Competitions: 2001/2002. Rivalry: Peter Schmeichel playing for Man City.
Even in the penultimate appearance of his career against Liverpool at Anfield, the Great Dane made a string of superb saves to deny Steven Gerrard, Dietmar Hamann and El Hadji Diouf, keeping City in the game before Nicolas Anelka scored City's late winner. 'But big players who want to win trophies and have a profile will always look at this football club. "When you look back now and you're 43, like I am, there's two things about that," Neville said. It must have been 2000 or 2001. 'I would never have played for Manchester City had they been what they are today.'
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Son fils Kasper Schmeichel (né en 1986) est également gardien de but professionnel.
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