Opinion David McWilliams

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Collapse in the price of oil heavenly news for the Red Devils' supporters

United sells more shirts in Dublin than in Manchester
United sells more shirts in Dublin than in Manchester
David McWilliams

David McWilliams

The one thing I like about Manchester United fans is their obsessively narrow focus. The world may be ending but they will still be able to see it from a Manchester United perspective. The other day I witnessed a great example of this. I was talking to a friend, who has the United weakness. She is fascinated by the world around her but tends to see an Old Trafford angle in even the most remote events. We were talking about the global economy, the crisis in China, the fall in the price of oil and the instability of the Gulf region given the conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

I was rabbiting on about Shia and Sunni, conflicting American interests in the region and the implications for Syria when she stopped me suddenly, as if she had just split the atom, and asked excitedly,

"Yeah, yeah ok, the Yanks are out of their depth, the Iranians are up for a scrap but, the question is David, what does all this mean for City?"

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