Steve Bruce
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"Stephen Roger "Steve" Bruce" is an English Association football/football manager and former player who is currently the manager at Hull City A.F.C./Hull City. Born in Corbridge, Northumberland, he was a promising schoolboy footballer but was rejected by a number of professional clubs. He was on the verge of quitting the game altogether when he was offered a trial with Gillingham F.C./Gillingham. Bruce was offered an apprenticeship and went on to play more than 200 games for the club before joining Norwich City F.C./Norwich City in 1984.

In 1987, he moved to Manchester United F.C./Manchester United, with whom he achieved great success, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, Football League Cup and European Cup Winner's Cup. He also became the first English player of the twentieth century to captain a team to Double (association football)/The Double. Despite his success on the field, he was never selected to play for the England national football team/England national team. Commentators and contemporaries have described him as one of the best English players of the 1980s and 1990s never to play for his country at full international level.

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The good thing is we are more hopeful about Nicky Butt. His hamstring injury is not as severe. You are normally out for 10-14 days with a small strain and he possibly could be available for the Villa game.

Clemence will not play again this season. He has torn his hamstring and you are looking at 28 days out of action with such an injury which basically takes you up to the end of the season.

He's given his best all-round performance since he's come to the club and led from the front.

He's two-footed and you wouldn't know which foot was stronger. We've seen him before score a couple like that, but that was his most important that's for sure.

We've seen Jiri score a couple of goals like that before but that was his most important, that's for sure. It was huge result.

He goes into the box, and does very well at falling over. Remarkably well.

That's the sad reality as far as hamstrings are concerned. We will have them assessed but you have to fear the worst.

Six months is a long time to keep everybody bubbling along, making sure they do not lose their confidence. The big turning point was the humiliation we felt against Liverpool.