Liverpool FC supporting journo, Derek McGovern, wrote for The Mirror this morning having a good ol’ laugh at Manchester United. The ‘betting guru’ talked up United’s chances of finishing the season empty-handed whilst picking apart our ‘misfiring’ strike force.

Bookies now quote Manchester United at odds-on to finish the season potless – but I doubt they’ll even do that well. Of course it’s far too early to write United off after just one defeat, but at the same time it’s terrific fun.

A year ago the Red Devils signed flop Dimitar Berbatov for £32million. Fergie publicly backs the bone-idle Bulgarian but privately must be searching everywhere for the receipt.

Fergie also picked up Michael Owen on a free but was still robbed. There’s even talk that Fergie’s job is on the line, with Hills quoting him at 9-2 not to be manager at the end of the season. But United are not a firing club. United are a misfiring club.

I’d love to hear his thoughts after our 5-0 drubbing of Wigan today, with both Berbatov and Owen getting on the scoresheet…