Jim White

  • Manchester United and Liverpool flattered by pub comparison

    Jim White dissects the issues at Manchester United and Liverpool

    Manchester United's manager Louis Van GaalManchester United's manager Louis Van Gaal

    Gary Neville's chortling suggestion on Monday night that the forthcoming fixture between Manchester United and Liverpool will be like the Dog and Duck playing the Red Lion could yet land him in trouble. With the denizens of the Dog and Duck and the Red Lion, that is. Frankly, United and Liverpool currently might be flattered by the comparison with a couple of pub teams. A fixture that has usually included at least one team in with a realistic shout of the title will, for the first time in fifty-odd years, be played out without either side in serious contention.

    Neville's interjection was, as

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