Villa fullback Lowton: I can handle Man Utd atmosphere

Aston Villa fullback Matt Lowton is ready for his visit to Manchester United tonight.

Aston Villa fullback Matt Lowton is ready for his visit to Manchester United tonight.

Lowton says it will be a breeze compared to the Hun-believable scenes he witnessed as a kid trying to carve a career in Budapest.

He said: “The Ferencvaros fans are one crazy set of supporters.

“I remember playing in a game which was called off because we were losing 3-1 and the fans set the stand on fire! It was unbelievable.

“The referee took us off and the club was fined and ordered to play three games behind closed doors. It was all part of the learning experience for me.

“I was a late developer and getting the chance to play in Hungary was a welcome bonus as I didn’t really start playing first-team football with Sheffield United until I was 20.

“I just hung in there and tried to give my all in every game. The Manchester United fans are passionate and our fans have been sensational for us this season.

“But setting fire to the stadium — that’s taking things a bit far.”

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