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Manchester United
December 21, 2008

Milan were delirious, Sao Paolo went crazy, Manchester United complained about a lack of sleep and kept an eye on the match at Stoke. We are a funny bunch in this country. It is a tremendous honour to be able to represent your nation and for United fans this is the way to do it. The general consensus on the England team around the stands of Old Trafford is that England are a London club who play at a London ground whose sole purpose is to injure United players. Well this time, we got to be both United and the representatives of our nation. Plus nobody got injured.

Of course, we don't know how this competition will evolve but it is appropriate, considering our history with the European Cup, that we embrace the challenge and take it seriously. Not to do so would be un-United.