Manchester United humiliation no longer merits miles and miles of column inches, it has been universally acknowledged.
The Red Devils, embattled, were left so ensconced in mediocrity by Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Stoke City that it’s now no longer even enough to refer to them as just plain old ‘United’ in a headline and have everyone know who you’re referring to.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Brian, an alchemist from Woking, noted that his reaction to seeing ‘United’ in a headline is no longer one of “oh, they must be talking about Manchester United”.
He said: “Now I think of all sorts of Uniteds.
“Newcastle United. West Ham United. Sheffield United. Oxford United.
“Scunthorpe United. I mean, I could carry on.”