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This week in UTB... Mo's journey

21 January 2020

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UTB, United's official matchday programme, this week caught up with loanee Mo Bešić to discuss his journey to the Premier League.

Mo talks about his early career which saw the midfielder ply his trade in Germany before heading to Hungary in search of regular first-team football.

His dream move to the Premier League arrived not long off the back of three appearances for Bosnia & Herzegovina at the 2014 World Cup, where he was spotted by then Everton boss, Roberto Martinez.

"I played as a number six in all three games during the World Cup," Mo told UTB.

"That's when I was spotted by Roberto Martinez, he was working out there for the media, and it was my performances there that convinced him to want to sign me for Everton.

"I could have stayed in Hungary at the time because I have to say I was really enjoying my football, but of course when Everton comes and the chance to move to England, you go. The chance to go and play in the Premier League - it was just an unbelievable opportunity really.

"Martinez was commentating on games at the World Cup and he spoke highly of me, he'd obviously decided then that he'd like to sign me, and he saw me play as a midfielder, so that was where I was going to play form then on."

There's a full feature with Mo in tomorrow night's edition, plus much more.

In our second big interview we speak to former Manchester City and Blades ace Michael Brown, who we caught up with on a recent visit to our Shirecliffe training ground.

Amongst other topics discussed with the midfielder, he goes into detail about his wonder strike against Sheffield Wednesday as well as his current work in the media.

Also, in this week's edition, we have exclusive interviews with Chris Wilder, Enda Stevens and John Egan - plus a bonus former player feature as we speak to ex-keeper Wilko de Vogt who is back at Bramall Lane for the first time on Tuesday night.

UTB is available from all the usual outlets, our bumper 100-page addition is priced at £3.50.


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