Mike the porter gave me this, a 2006 Manchester United calendar. What struck me most is the cover. There are seven players portrayed on the cover. All of them have sweet memories during the 2006/2007 season except that they are not necesarily celebrating it together. Rooney, Ronaldo, Heinze, Ferdinand and Scholes can at least have a party among themselves to celebrate the return of Premiership title to Old Trafford.
Nistelroy on the other hand will celebrate the La Liga triumph with his new Real Madrid teammate. And Keane will celebrate in different kind of way when he guided Sunderland to a Championship title not as a player but as a manager (Who would have thought that is possible considering that when Keane took over, the team was nowhere near the top). On top of that Ronaldo has also won the PFA Young Player of the Year and PFA Player of the Year, a feat not achieved since 1977 by Andy Gray. And another kind of record is in the making if Heinze is finally allowed to crossover to bitter rival Liverpool, last time such a dreadful thing happening is in 1964 when Phil Chisnall moved to Merseyside.
What a difference one year can make!
11 months ago