Date: 29th March 2009 at 2:04pm
Written by:

Tom Farmery – a up and coming writter as kindly agreed to Vital Grimsby publishing his work, he will write for us on various matters, lower league football, the top class of football or things totally non related. Tom Today focuses on Manchester United.

For a fan of a lower league football team the only chance I ever get to see Manchester United is if the cup draw is very generous or if I fancy a change of scenery from Blundell Park.

Having been to watch two United home games, both in different competitions, Barclays Premiership (Wigan) and Champions` League (Dinamo Bucharest) I can recall that the football played by the Red Devils is exciting and equally exquisite. Old Trafford in my eyes is certainly up there as one of the best stadiums in the world, most definitely the best in English football.

As soon as your eyes close focus upon the pitch, pan around the ground flooded by the sea of red shirts littered with the names of superstars ‘Rooney` ‘Ronaldo` and always the odd ‘Cantona`. You feel a sense of entertainment, not football, almost concert like. Football is only part of what you buy into when you purchase your ticket for a game at the Theatre of Dreams.

The hallowed turf has been graced by the best modern day footballers ever to play the beautiful game, ‘Henry` ‘Zidane` ‘Torres` then not forgetting United`s heroes themselves, ‘Beckham` ‘Scholes` ‘Giggs` ‘Keane`. It`s not surprising that people from across the globe continue to visit this country with the sole purpose to visit Old Trafford and watch a United match.

The Red Devils have, however found their selves under a lot of pressure recently after slumping, losing two games on the bounce. It does seem that Sir Alex Ferguson is feeling the tension, since fierce rivals Liverpool only weeks ago, sent shockwaves through the spine of the United faithful after they humiliated Ferguson`s team in a 4-1 demolition at Old Trafford.

This past weekend saw the title race really start to fire up as Man Utd lost to Fulham 0-2 with Paul Scholes and Wayne Rooney both seeing red. Sir Alex`s weekend went from bad to worse after the Merseyside rivals took all three points in their game, thrashing Aston Villa 5-0 and in turn closing the gap on United at the top of the table by just one point.

Why ever worry though Sir Alex? You have been in a similar situation to this before haven`t you? Remember the 95/96 season, where your team conceded eleven goals in consecutive matches, losing at Newcastle 5-0 and then at Southampton 6-3. You came back and still won the title by five points.

You also have a game in hand, so what I do think Sir Alex, is that your worries should be short lived, your team is far capable of seeing out the season and capping an 11th Premiership title.

Chin up lad.

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