Christian Nade ate McDonald's before scoring THAT goal against Arsenal
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Christian Nade ate McDonald's before scoring THAT goal against Arsenal

Christian Nade may have only spent one season at Sheffield United, but he will forever go down in club folklore because of one goal.

During their year’s cameo in the Premier League in 2006/07, arguably the Blades’ biggest result was the 1-0 victory over Arsenal.

At the time the Gunners were on the back of reaching the Champions League final and had won the title twice in the previous five years. They had a squad boasting the likes of Thierry Henry, Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas.

Yet United managed to triumph over those giants of the game, with Nade scoring the only goal in their win at Bramall Lane.

The Frenchman only netted four times during his 28 appearances for the Blades, but that is the one that most fans remember. And yet it came after an unusual buildup.


Why Christian Nade had McDonald’s before the game

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Although Nade describes having a great relationship with manager at the time, Neil Warnock, the former Blades boss might not be happy to hear how the striker prepared for the match.

Or, in hindsight, considering he scored the winning goal, perhaps it doesn’t matter.

“Before the game I saw I wasn’t playing. So I went to McDonald’s,” Nade told the Talkin Fitbaw podcast.

“When he (Warnock) gave the team talk, I saw I was starting and was like; ‘oh no! I’m not going to be able to play.’

“I actually scored two goals – one which was offside, which I don’t think I was. Then the famous goal that I managed to score. It was amazing.”

When Warnock left United following their relegation at the end of that season, Nade also departed. The forward moved to Hearts and has spent the majority of his career since in Scotland.

Now aged 35, Nade is still playing north of the border with fourth tier side Annan Athletic.

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