Taoiseach Bertie Ahern made a special TV appearance to answer questions not on politics or the economy but on a topic just as close to his heart - Manchester United.

Bertie Ahern joined regular commentators Eamon Dunphy and John Giles as a guest commentator on RTÉ's soccer show 'The Premiership'. The Taoiseach revealed details of his own youthful soccer career. 

Bethan Kilfoil speaks to Bertie Ahern outside RTÉ Studios about his love of sport. Speaking about his stint as sports pundit, the Taoiseach said he won't be giving up his day job just yet.

Bethan Kilfoil reports for RTÉ News on 8 September 2001.