Thyagaraj Markandan
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13 May 2022
06:02

Letters | Manchester United glory days are over

Thyagaraj Markandan

Remember the days when Manchester United were at the pinnacle of their success and the bars and clubs used to be buzzing and humming with boisterous, arrogant Man United fans?

LETTER:


Remember the days when Manchester United were at the pinnacle of their success and the bars and clubs used to be buzzing and humming with boisterous, arrogant Man United fans?

I once walked into a club in Chatsworth when Man United were playing against their great rivals Arsenal. The club was packed with raucous Man United supporters. When Arsenal scored against Man, I cheered. Then one angry Man United supporter flung a glass of beer in my face. Teams, especially the smaller ones, used to dread going to Old Trafford. It was such a fortress. They stood no chance against Man United. But nowadays, teams have no fear playing United. It’s easier to play against United than Liverpool or Manchester City.

Teams, especially the smaller ones, used to dread going to Old Trafford. It was such a fortress. They stood no chance against Man United. But nowadays, teams have no fear playing United. It’s easier to play against United than Liverpool or Manchester City.
Thyagaraj Markandan

Sir Alex Ferguson can only watch in disbelief as he sees his former team being humiliated by Liverpool and Arsenal. When did you ever see a minnow like Brighton on Hove thrash United 4-0? Now they cannot even qualify for next year’s Champion’s League. All good things must come to an end.

But what is perplexing is that Man United have such a strong squad of well- heeled players. There’s Ronaldo, Pogba, Cavanni, Rashford and Fernandes. Pogba is so highly paid that he can afford to own a collection of exotic cars. He drives around in a Rolls Royce.

Unlike Ronaldo who tries so hard for his team, Pogba has been a big flop for United. All the stars of Man United couldn’t save it from ignominy.

THYAGARAJ MARKANDAN

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