Liverpool’s European Cup win in 2005 was one of the most incredible moments in their history. It stands to reason that somebody would make a film about it and I suppose it also makes sense they wouldn’t be able to do so without including United.
Fifteen Minutes That Shook The World had its premiere on Monday night, attended by Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard and Rafael Benitez.
In one scene, a Ferguson parody called McTaggart rings a Neville lookalike, wearing a United No 2 shirt bearing the name “Rat Boy” on the back, to celebrate Liverpool trailing Milan by three goals at half time. “Rat Boy”, whose features were digitally enhanced to make him more ratlike, responds by singing about how he “hates Scousers”.
When word comes through that Liverpool have drawn level, McTaggart is seen swigging furiously from a bottle of Scotch, which has the words “Manager of the Month but not as good as Bob Paisley” on it. He then tries to put his head in a noose only to be thwarted when the gum bubble he blows explodes over his face.
It’s a bit sad that even when remembering a momentous occasion in their own history, they can’t do so without featuring United. I guess we should take it as a compliment, the sad bastards.