Richard MartinNorthern Football Writer
Grew up on the Premier League in the 1990s, idolising Eric Cantona and David Beckham before broadening horizons to European and South American football. Spent many years in Spain covering Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, now in Manchester covering Marcus Rashford and Erling Haaland. Joined GOAL in 2023 after working for Reuters, UEFA, FIFA, The Telegraph and The Daily Mail. Mostly found at Old Trafford or The Etihad, wearing a waterproof jacket.