14 November 2008
14 November 2008 -- The day that featured Mark Hughes reflecting on a visit to the grand Abu Dhabi palace of Sheik Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan found Manchester City's prodigal son, Shaun Wright-Phillips, in more humble surroundings.
Wright-Phillips spent part of Thursday afternoon helping City fan Frank Stevens, 80, fit a draught excluder to the front door of his house in Gatley, south Manchester, as part of the Barclays Premier League's Creating Chances scheme. The contrast could not have been greater but today the cause is a common one again.
City - having won one of their last seven league games - travel to Hull on Sunday with the world watching.
Helping the aged: Shaun Wright-Philips has a cuppa with Frank and Patricia Stevens after helping out with a spot of DIY
'I only really have one thing to say - one message - regarding our position,' said Wright-Phillips. 'I'll be busting a gut to make sure that we win this game for our manager and everybody else will be feeling the same way.
'I like to tell people that when I came back to City I basically got a two-for-one deal. I got my favourite club back and I also got one of the best managers in the country. There's no way that should change now. And in my opinion there is no way that will change. It would be stupid - mad - if it did,' he told Sportsmail after an afternoon promoting Age Concern's Winter Warmth campaign.