A dream week lies around the corner for Manchester United fans – one of the worlds most loved football clubs which at the same time is hated by many rivals in the Premier League. Why? The only answer can only be called envy! It’s an emotion that is a natural part of human nature so it’s probably understandable yet far from rational. Success should be celebrated rather than derided but United is now such a football powerhouse that the critics can all be taken with an uncaring shrug of the shoulders because the silverware in the overflowing Old Trafford trophy cabinet speak for themselves
Just look at whats ahead in a matter of just six days for those fortunate United fans.
Sunday May 22 – Final game of the Premier League at Old Trafford where the title trophy looks certain to be lifted for the fourth time in the last five seasons and for a record 19 times.
Monday May 23 – The second leg of the FA Youth Cup Final against Sheffield United – again at Old Trafford, in which the United youngsters are hot favourites to win it for the tenth time.
Tuesday May 24 – Old Trafford will be packed again for the high profile testimonial in honor of the recently retired one club veteran Gary Neville against Serie A leading club Juventus.
Saturday May 28 – The season climax at Wembley Stadium! European matches do not come bigger than the Champions League Cup Final in which United will be making their third appearance in four years. Barcelona will be a hell of a tough nut to crack yet any Premier League club appearing in a Final in London has at least an even chance of winning the biggest prize in Europe. Will anyone bet against United doing so with any confidence?
So there’s the facts in plain black and white. Why would other football clubs NOT be highly envious of what United has achieved in the last two decades? Maybe they should all change their colours to green so that their envy can be there for all to see!
Has United been too successful for their own good standing with football fans?