Football: The Sweeper: MY TEAM: Peter Howitt Manchester United

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The Independent Online
Actor and film director (Sliding Doors)

"I'm one of the few fans who comes from Manchester. We moved to London when I was very young but saw them at Old Trafford during the Sixties. It was my mum's her fault I missed out on the European Cup Final in 1968 when United beat Benfica 4-1 at Wembley. She applied for tickets but they were pounds 9 and she thought they were too expensive and I didn't go. The best goal I've seen at Old Trafford was a Bestie goal against Sheffield Wednesday in 1970. He beat the whole team, stopped the ball on the line and tapped it in. I think my proudest moment was when Denis Law asked for my autograph for his wife."