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Man Utd v Villa: Okore - I'll be screaming like a fan at Old Trafford

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Man Utd v Villa: Okore - I'll be screaming like a fan at Old Trafford


Jores Okore has lifted the lid on his matchday routine, insisting he is just like a fan who "screams when we score and goes mad when we concede."

Unlike many professionals who hate watching games they can't play in, Okore says he enjoys following the boys in claret and blue, home and away.

Okore says he'd obviously prefer to play - but he still gets a kick out of seeing his pals in action every weekend, including this Saturday at Old Trafford.

He said: "I watch all the games. I enjoy seeing the boys play in the matches. I see every game.

"I must admit I'd rather play. But I don't hate it on the sidelines because I can't do anything about my injury now other than to work hard - and I know my chance will come. I know why I'm not playing so it's not a problem.

"I love watching the lads every week though, supporting them and willing them to do their best.

"I am like a fan when I watch the boys in action. I am not crazy - but I am excited certainly.

"I am not jumping around too much. But I scream when we score and I get mad when we concede a goal.

"You get emotional because it's your mates and you want it to go the best for them every time.

"I do shout - and I swear a little bit too!

"When we score and win the games, I am delighted for the players, the manager and the fans. It's a really great feeling for everyone associated with the club."

The powerful centre-half has been closer to the first-team that usual these past two weeks after returning to light training outside on the fields of Bodymoor Heath.

He insists he's seen a steely determination to do well at Man Utd, after the frustration of defeat to Stoke.

Okore believes the side have a good mentality - and have been lifted by "good motivator" Paul Lambert.

He added: "It wasn't the best result against Stoke, obviously.

"We started well but then it went wrong after that.

"We are determined to bounce back from that result. The mentality is there to put that right, you can see that at the training ground this week.

"Everyone is raring to go at Old Trafford. We want to make it really tough for them and take some points off them. That's our mentality always.

"If we lose, the key is bouncing back. If we win, it's about building on it.

"We have a very strong mentality and an amazing spirit.

"Our away form has been very strong this season. It would be great to add more points from now until the end of the season.

"The manager is important for us. He makes us play with our hearts. He drills into us the need to play for the club and for the fans and for each other.

"He's a great guy. He pushes us to give our very best in training and in games. He's a motivational coach. That's a great thing to be in football."

Watch the pre-match press conference with Paul Lambert on AVTV.

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By @AVFCOfficial 27th March 2014
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