Sir: And so they bleat. Manchester United have had years of dominance based on selling shirts in towns like my adopted Colchester to children who cannot locate Manchester on a map and whose parents should show more sense and local pride. And now, when the man who has fuelled United's dominance for so long offers to buy their already sold-out club, their fans moan. Oh dear, how sad. Never mind, as a Mancunian, on 31 October I will go to watch Man City play Colchester United. I will be in the Kippax . My son, a seven-year-old Colchester boy, will be in the away end.
And we will both go with pride. Pity those who have no pride left.