If United were 7th in the league and only in any European competition next season because Portsmouth got bankrupt and weren’t allowed to compete, seeing Liverpool challenging at the top of the table would probably make me feel pretty suicidal.
Imagine there were two games to go and United literally had nothing to play for, other than ‘pride’. One of those games was against Chelsea and if we took points off them, the chances of Liverpool winning their 19th title and overtaking us would dramatically improve.
I don’t know if this makes me a ‘bad fan’ or not a ‘top red’ but I swear, I would want to see United lose. I wouldn’t care less that it was the last game of the season and I would console myself with the knowledge our pride had been lost far earlier in the season. When we dropped out of the top four, when we didn’t make it past the group stages in the Champions League, when we allowed six teams to climb ahead of us or when we fell 18 points behind the league leaders, take your pick!
I hope and I imagine that Liverpool players will be totally professional against Chelsea at the weekend, as they did in ’95, and I hope for that ridiculously good salaries they do put in a shift. But I can’t get my head around the idea of Liverpool fans wanting their team to show up at the weekend.
When I talked about Rooney’s belief that Liverpool would be up for a win over Chelsea at the weekend, we had plenty of scousers coming on here confessing of their total hatred for us but insisting they wanted Liverpool to win. Maybe they’re just more used to watching United win everything, given we’ve totally dominated for almost two decades..?
Honestly, I just don’t get it. Although I do hope the selection of Liverpool fans who found their way to this blog are representative of the fans who will be in Anfield on Sunday. We need all the help we can get and if them singing their hearts out about Torres’ armband and Stevie Me being “big and fucking hard”, I full support it.
Hand us a curly wig, chuck away the razor to grow a tash, and get down to the precinct to find a shell suit. I’m honestly not fussed. I want this 19th title badly and would quite happily shake the hand of any dipper if their team helps us win it.