Exclusive: Football Writer Andy Mitten Talks Barcelona, Man Utd and U.S. Soccer

Editor of “United We Stand," one of the most respected independent football fanzines in the UK, Andy Mitten is a man who needs little introduction to any savvy football aficionado. He requires even less to any knowledgeable Manchester United fan. Having established the fanzine back in 1989, at the tender age of 15, Andy himself has gone on to become an eminent football journalist globally, regularly featured in publications such as Four Four Two and outlets including Eurosport. Furthermore, he has penned a number of critically-acclaimed football books and is arguably the most distinguished and prolific author of MUFC-related books. Yet, despite these professional achievements, he is perhaps most revered amongst the MUFC faithful for creating the folkloric Nicky Butt number, to the tune of "Give It Up" by K.C. and The Sunshine Band. Andy is indeed an authentic piece of Mancunia, a lifelong red born and raised a Schmeichel throw away from the Stretford End. He has endured the barren spells, far removed from the hegemony enjoyed by the club over recent times. Though he didn’t really have much of a say in the matter. MUFC is in his blood, literally, as his great uncle, Charlie Mitten, was a ...
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