SHEFFIELD’S big band singer Paul Pashley has had the toughest gig of his career - entertaining Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson after his team’s 6-1 home defeat to rivals Manchester City.
It was their worst result in Fergie’s 25-years at Old Trafford.
And Paul had been booked to sing at the gaffer’s silver anniversary celebration the same night, at Alderley Edge Hotel, in Cheshire.
But Sir Alex, a big fan of the swing singer who has performed for him many times, proved why he’s widely acknowledged to be the greatest football manager of them all.
“He gave no sign of what had happened earlier in the day - he seemed to have left any business back at the office,’’ said Paul.
“He was as ever the consummate professional and a perfect gentleman. He thanked me for a great show and even told me he thought Sheffield Wednesday would get promotion this season.
“As I pulled up in the car park I must admit, I was wondering how it was going to go. But he was great - very interested to know about all the things I’m up to, with plans for an album and other media work.”