Get your thinking cap on. Can you remember a more negative build-up to any United game in your life? I can’t. Try as I might, I couldn’t find anyone sensible who thought the result would be anything other than a defeat. Pressed for a further opinion, most of the lads I know offered various estimates of the size of the new bodily aperture we would be acquiring — “be it torn, punched, or drilled,” helpfully expanded a colleague.
The Rolling Stones might have to wait a while to see if they get any satisfaction over their proposed May 17 concert at Croke Park, with residents of nearby residential areas signalling they will likely lodge an objection.