Member of the Establishment or urban elite with
an affected interest in Association Football
in order to enhance their credentials as a member of the working
class made good. Their declarations of loyalty to a professional football club
, based adjacent to the Manchester
Ship Canal but started
by a group of Yorkshire railway
workers, increase in intensity in direct proportion to their distance from Salford Quays. For example, many
of their most
used to be found in London but recent marketing efforts suggest
United PLC considers
heartland to be in the Far East.
on the menu at Old Trafford is believed to be the prawn sandwich.
United is simultaneously the best-supported football
team in the world (due largely to its overseas fan base) and the most
despised ( due largely to its arrogant assumption that it is the best supported football
team in the world).
held up as a shining
example of all that is good about English football
, this American-owned club
by a Scot and employs players from South America, Portugal and other far flung parts.
Genuine Man United supporters
inhabit Salford and North West Manchester
; for these individuals it is the most
convenient football club
so might be considered