Liam Miller spent two seasons at Manchester United, and if he has his way he will be on the pitch taking them on as part of the A-League All Stars.
No player in the Hyundai A-League knows Manchester United quite like Liam Miller.
Perth Glory's Irish import spent two years there as part of Sir Alex Ferguson-s side, and although he didn-t play a whole lot for them (22 matches in the first team) he has fond memories and can-t wait for the Red Devils to get to Australia.
Miller, of course would like for fans to vote him in to the A-League All Stars side and take on his former club, not that he harbours any animosity, remembering his time at the club fondly.
“It was a pretty great time in my career, being a part of the club, I really enjoyed it there. You-re surrounded by world class players. Personally it was a great experience on and off the pitch as well,” Miller said.
“Obviously that-s why I moved on, I wasn-t playing a lot of football, it was a difficult two years, but when I did play I really enjoyed it, training day-in-day-out and the standard was the best I have played at.
“It would be nice to play in that game, take on the boys and Sir Alex again.”
While he wants to play in the game and represent the A-League, Miller doesn-t expect it to be one in which the Red Devils will take it easy, lauding the current United side as one of the highest quality as they chase trophies all the way through Europe.
Miller citing their recent derby win over City as a reason why they are presently amongst the best to play at Old Trafford.
“I watched the derby and I have to say they were quality, City came back into it and United stood up. They have some serious strength on the attacking side of things.”
“Given the quality they have it would be a very, very hard game.”
Hard it may be but Miller hopes some of the younger players the league has to offer will get their chance to take on United.
“I think it-s a great opportunity, some of the boys won-t get the chance to experience playing against that type of quality, but a team like United coming out, means it will be a great game and a very good spectacle as well.”
As for Miller, he may want to take on United in the future, but right now he just wants to get back on the park and help Glory back to winning ways after spending two frustrating weeks on the sidelines.
“Personally I hate watching it, it-s the worst thing in the world, seeing the boys out there and not being a part of the team, hopefully I-ll be fine this weekend,” Miller said.
“We have a massive game coming up, and we need to get back to winning ways and it-s a great opportunity for us to do that.”
“It's very important for us to start turning draws and losses into wins, we're creating chances in the moment were just not taking them.”