Sadly, McManaman is a fairly typical example of a modern-day ex-professional footballer.
Too many of his ilk are now employed by a lazy media to give opinions, when they really have nothing of any value to say.
Merson, Charlie Nicholas, Stan Collymore...the list is long. What they all have in common is that despite playing the game at a high level, they know less than most posters on here.
If they want a valid opinion from him they should ask him about horseracing.