Date:13th May 2011 at 9:20am
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“I remember saying you had to pay the musician at the end of the show.”

How brilliant does that sound?

Whilst it may not always be the case in real life it is an especially relevant comment when looking at sports like football.

A season tends to be long and arduous so to be proclaiming a team as champions after a handful of games is as narrow minded as writing another off in the same period of games.

After drawing with Fulham in the second game of the season I remember people talking about United dropping points already but come May, the month that matters, it is United that find themselves atop of the Premier League pile and just one point away from being champions for a record 19th time.

Whilst we may have been written off by various people the players never allowed doubts to creep in, Nemanja Vidic spoke of using the vitrol being spouted by pundits and journalists to press on and Patrice Evra has stated that despite their words he was never in doubt of United and the team’s ability to succeed.

Speaking to MUTV, the French defender who signed a new deal this term stated:

“I remember saying you had to pay the musician at the end of the show.

“I believed in that. I wasn’t just saying it to look good in the newspapers. I said that because I believed it. I was convinced that no team was better than us this season. Now, that’s the result – if we go to Blackburn and win (or draw), we will be champions.

“I am not surprised because I always believed we were the best.”