You’ll do well to find many Manchester United supporters who want Liverpool to defeat Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday.
It’s simply not in their nature to root for Liverpool, regardless of the fact that they are representing Britain in the biggest European club match in the calendar.
After watching Manchester City win the Premier League and Chelsea lift the FA Cup, the thought of Liverpool beating Real Madrid is just unbearable from a Man United perspective.
Gary Neville recently joked that he will flee the country if Jurgen Klopp’s side prevail.
“There will be a million flights booked out of Manchester to the forests of the Amazon where there’s no wifi,” he joked.
“We’re out of here, we’re gone. It’d be the season from hell.”
Man United supporters have grown accustomed to seeing Man City and Chelsea win silverware in recent seasons but Liverpool’s last success is the League Cup in 2012.
But what we’ve seen from Liverpool this season suggests Klopp’s side are the real deal - and this is just the start of their pursuit of major trophies.
Neville tweeted his support of Real Madrid on Friday evening when he sent a message to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Neville wrote: “Come on @Cristiano sleep well..”, accompanied with an image that reads: “United? We pray”.
Neville posted the same message on Instagram - with David Beckham replying.
Ronaldo has scored 15 goals in the competition this season and Neville is praying that the Portuguese star adds to his tally in the final.
“Liverpool have done brilliantly to get to a Champions League final. I just don’t want them to win it!,” he added in his interview with the Daily Mail.
That’s pretty much how every Man United fan feels.
Except for professional golfer Rory McIlroy, who has caused a stir by admitting he wants Liverpool to win.
“As much as I’m a United fan and United fans are supposed to hate Liverpool, I think it would be great to see a British team win,” McIlroy said.
Come on Rory - even if that’s how you feel, don’t admit it!
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