Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

You Don't Have To Apologize, Michael

You Don't Have To Apologize, Michael

Michael Owen declared that being at Old Trafford was everything you could expect from probably the biggest club in the world. It seems that some over-sensitive scousers have taken it as a sly dig at their club. Bless them, they always think everything's about them.

'I didn't set out to offend anyone,' he explained.

'What I said was, in terms of support, revenue and stadium, Man United are probably the biggest in the world but Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool are up there with them in other areas.

'In saying that, I'm sure things I've said at different times over the last 20 years will be dredged up and turned into back-page stories over the next two weeks.'


It's all right, Michael, you don't have to apologize for or explain anything. Don't bring Barcelona and Real Madrid into this; nobody will care. It will be about United and Liverpool. And there's no need to apologize for saying United are the bigger (especially as he didn't actually say that): it's true, obviously. Stadium, fanbase, glamour, prestige, playing squad - you name it, United are bigger and better in every department.

Owen's lucky to be at such a club - the likes of Blackburn and Wigan turned him down in the summer after all. So no surprise that he's full of enthusiasm about United; it's the least we can do after we handed his career a much-needed lifeline.



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday October 8 2009
Time: 9:58PM

Comments

0
You are completely convinced you are so much better than the scousers, and yet.... You constantly need to harp on about it. Bit like the way you tell us that "liddle ciddy" don't matter to you, then sing songs about us whilst playing in Europe, put up banners etc. If you really didn't have this deep seated neurosis about your rivals you would just shut up about us wouldn't you?
fifthcolumnblue
08/10/2009 22:32:00
0
fifthcolumnblue - If we shut up about you then how will it be a rivalry? We don't put up banners to taunt Aston Villa because we don't care about them, they're not one of our rivals. I hope you now understand how rivalry works...
ForeverUnited
08/10/2009 22:51:00
0
Ahh, the reassuringly patronising tone of the arrogant red. For a minute there I thought you were going soft NRD!
fifthcolumnblue
08/10/2009 23:22:00
0
Biggest in every way apart from the one that matters, trophies. Owen is just scared about Anfield in a couple of weeks. Once a manc, never a Red.
KB1
09/10/2009 15:17:00
0
Theres no need to apologise for being injured either Owen as everybody had already anticipated that this would happen several times, going on past form!
Kevinho
09/10/2009 19:06:00
0
Ah! So we ARE a rival of the Rags! Finally someone has the balls to speak the truth.
BlueWolfie
09/10/2009 19:27:00
0
Well....more so than Villa are!
ForeverUnited
10/10/2009 02:46:00
0
KB1 - We have more domestic trophies than you do so....yea take that!
ForeverUnited
10/10/2009 02:46:00
0
Your maths ain't too good FU. Liverpool FC - 18 Leagues, 7 FA cups, 7 League cups. Mancs - 18 Leagues, 11 FA cups, 3 League cups. 32 vs 32. And then there is Europe where there is no competition. So have, and indeed take, that. Bow down son.
KB1
15/10/2009 13:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Quartet In Team Of The Week (21/8/17)

Manchester United are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

De Gea Out, Donnarumma In?

According to one popular red-top publication, this season could be the last season we see David de Gea wearing a Manchester United shirt.

United Interested in Draxler Claim

Although the French club, Paris Saint-Germain, have publicly announced that their winger, Julian Draxler, is not for sale, that may not be the case.

Swansea 0 United 4 - Post-Match Facts and Figures

Two matches into the new 2017 / 2018 Premier League season and Manchester United have made the perfect start.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Swansea (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea8%
Valencia0%
Bailly0%
Jones0%
Blind0%
Matic4%
Pogba19%
Mata0%
Mkhitaryan52%
Lukaku9%
Rashford4%
Fellaini0%
Herrera0%
Martial4%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.emmillin4
2.Amb.Whoknows4
3.ambler3
4.ForeverUnited2
5.mad_manu1
6.Baklay371
The Vital Football Members League