Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pog Needs to Get Angry to Perform at Best - Ince

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pog Needs to Get Angry to Perform at Best - Ince

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NICOLA Berti's parties were the stuff of legend, but Paul Ince was not convinced when he first rocked up at his team-mate's apartment in Milan in the autumn of 1995. There was barely anyone there - and he thought he had arrived fashionably late.

But before he knew it, the room filled and Hollywood stars Uma Thurman, Michael Keaton and Joe Pesci were mingling with his team-mates. Welcome to Milan, Paul.

Fresh from winning his second Premier League title, and his 10th trophy at United, Ince had been settled in Manchester but before he knew it, Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti was in the kitchen of his home in Bramhall with a contract.

Having played exclusively in England up until that point, Ince knew life in Italy was going to be different.

There was adapting to a new system, too, playing at left-back in a 3-5-2 under boss Ottavio Bianchi. …

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