"I will always have a soft spot for them," he told the Manchester Evening News. "They bring you up with manners and how to represent yourself as well as the club.
"That's why I don't really go out too much. And I am not a big drinker.
"If you look at the lads who have played for United they are all similar. Things get put in papers about United but it's not true.
"They are the nicest people going. United are a close knit club like Owen has done here."