Other teams, rivals or not, celebrate our misfortune and in the case of Stoke create rivalries with us that don’t really exist but now there is empirical evidence to prove we are indeed the most unpopular team in the land!
In a poll ran by ZOO Magazine & Football FanCast a whopping 35% (378) of all people asked chose United as the club they hated the most, pretty remarkable considering the closest team behind us was Chelsea on 16% (171).
Add to that Gary Neville, one of the countries finest right backs ever, took a quarter of the poll when asked who would you least like to go for a pint with and you get a picture of how bitter our opponents are but it could be worse, he could have won that poll like El Hadj Diouf with a huge 30%. I guess those asked must be into the whole S&M thing as Steven Gerrard only took 14% a man who we know can be a bit handy with a few drinks in him on a night out!
Where is the love? Ah forget it being the best team in the land and on the verge of being the most successful will keep me warm!
For the full results of the poll including the player voted as the best in the Premier League be sure to check Zoo Magazine!