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Steve Bower, the main man who has been with the Manchester United club channel since its launch in 1998.

In September 1998, at the launch of MUTV, Steve became the commentator for the channel. Although at this time it was largely recorded Reserve matches he lent his voice to.

Steve Bower was born in 1973 and started his mainstream career in Regional radio in the 1990s at Piccadilly Radio in Manchester, where he was Head of Football.

In the Autumn of 2000, he and long time co-commentator from his days at Piccadilly, 1968 European Cup winner, Paddy Crerand were given their own show by MUTV entitled Crerand and Extra Time. The show has become a jewel in the crown for the channel and is, by far, MUTV's most viewed talk show.

Bower conducted the infamous Roy Keane interview in the MUTV show Roy Keane Plays The Pundit which was never broadcast due to Keane's reported stinging attack on his fellow Manchester United players.

Added to this, Steve has undertaken freelance work with talkSPORT in the past, where he worked on two European Football Championships.

In May 2007, Steve left MUTV to join Setanta as a commentator on their expansive football coverage for the 2007/08 season, with his first match being a Football Conference North playoff between Farsley Celtic and Hinckley United working alongside Paul Parker.

Bower has also seen his duties cover the 2007 Peace Cup pre-season tournament, hosted in South Korea, featuring games involving Bolton Wanderers and Reading F.C. and Tottenham Hotspur's pre-season tour of South Africa.

Personally, since he left the show, I think MUTV isn't as good as it used to be. The new commentator isn't as good as Steve was.
Who thinks that Steve Bower was a great presenter for MUTV and who would want him to come back on MUTV?

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ahhhh i wondered where he had gone

i thought he might of got a better paid job (sellout :0)) i was half expecting him to pop up on football first on sky. i used to enjoy him and paddy on there show (crerend and bower) he used to rip paddys dress sense every week.

as for the new replacement i think he's alright he gets more excited than bower did. it just takes time to get used to new things. i found it quite easy listening to the new commentater but i must admit that i only get mutv nowadays to watch the pre-season games then i leave it on for about a month after the season starts then cancel.
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