United They Fall: The Misery that Comes with Supporting Man U

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United They Fall: The Misery that Comes with Supporting Man U

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

“F

ootball, bloody hell.”

One of the most memorable quotes in the history of the game came from Sir Alex Ferguson after the 1999 Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich in “Fergie time”. It was United’s Sharma ji ka beta era, winning titles and playing attractive football. Manchester United fans were spoilt by success as Sir Alex took seemingly average teams to glory. It’s the easiest thing in the world to support a football club that keeps winning. However, with the Scotsman’s departure after 26 years at the club, United have fallen off a cliff, and the football has quite metaphorically been hell.

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