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Curtis: Man Utd culture is ruthless

Former Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers defender John Curtis has spoken of the differences between the two clubs.

Curtis, now 31, is playing for League Two club Northampton.

"There was a very different feel at United and I noticed that first of all when I went to Barnsley on loan, before I came to Blackburn," said Curtis.

"It was very cut throat at United. It was a very different environment.

"There was always a real pressure to perform. I suppose it filtered down from the first team.

"Don't get me wrong, it was fantastic at United but having played for 11 clubs I know more about what it's all about now and I suppose I look at it differently.

"Blackburn was a level in between United and Barnsley, but it was a real family club and compared to United it was quite homely."

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