Despite mentioning nothing of the sort, the mass media has Benítez “admitting” that Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard could be sold. Pure mischief making. But the bigger worry is the existence of the kind of financial conditions at the club that make such unsettling claims acceptable to the world’s scaremongers.
It’s unusual that I feel sympathy for Manchester United, but a recent David Conn article in the Guardian on the state of the Old Trafford club could almost have been written about Liverpool.
Ha ha, we think.
Then: shit, that’s us.