09/27/2021 at 3:54 PM CEST
Football takes many turns, both for those who stay at the top and for those who have to take some turns in their lives.
One of those who was in the elite but finally could not stay is Richard Eckersley, former Manchester United player, among others. In a recent conversation with ., Eckersley spoke about his current life and sports career following his debut with the ‘Red Devils’ in 2008.
“I’ve been thinking about it the whole time. Cristiano Ronaldo is back at United And the last time he was there, I was there. I was training with him. And now I am a dairyman and a merchant, I sell oat milk. He still plays soccer. It’s crazy. Worlds apart, “he commented.
“I would not change for him. I am very happy and I am in control of my destiny”, Add. In 2015, the Englishman played his last game in 2015 with the Oldham Athletic jersey, when he was injured in the 71st minute against Doncaster Rovers. Now 32, the former right-back made four appearances for Manchester United and later spent at Burnley, Plymouth, Bradford, Toronto FC, New York Red Bulls and Bury FC before joining Oldham.
“Oldham had no money or aspirations. I was coming back from a wedding, we had a newborn baby and I told my wife that I wanted to quit football. It was a relief. I had enough money to last six months or a year,” he said. .
Now, he lives in Totnes with his family, where he runs his milk business. “We have our own house, our garden, we grow our own food. It is like a town without roads. It is a community of about 40 people. Everything is vegetarian and 100% organic. We are producing 25,000 liters of milk per month in glass bottles. Everything is reusable, it’s a circular business model, we have 22 employees, we want to be the UK’s largest milk distributor in the next five years. Who knows … Maybe Manchester United will have it stored in their refrigerators one day?“