Lee Grant: Schmeichel ‘a huge hero of mine’

Lee Grant: Schmeichel ‘a huge hero of mine’

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Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant has said that former Reds goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel was a massive inspiration for him as an aspiring footballer.

The Englishman, who joined United in 2src18, was discussing the sportspeople he looked up to with MUTV. 

As a boyhood United fan, Grant was immediately drawn to the presence of the five-time Premier League winner. 

“He was the one I looked to,” he said. “He had so much character and personality that it was hard not be consumed by what he was doing at the time.”

Watch Granty’s full interview, where he explains his passion for many different sports and athletes.

Schmeichel was renowned for his shot-stopping ability and his commanding presence in goal. 

The Dane famously saved a penalty from Arsenal’s Dennis Bergkamp in the 1999 FA Cup semi-final replay – an incident he has spoken about recently.

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