Editor's angle

United cannot paper over the cracks

May 2, 2012
By John Brewin, Senior Editor
When viewed through 20-20 hindsight, Sir Alex Ferguson's February suggestion that "I don't feel we're that far away from them" in reference to Barcelona and Real Madrid looks ever more ill-conceived. Fresh evidence suggests that Manchester United are not even close to Manchester City.

Even allowing for the fact that neither Spanish giant is in this season's Champions League final and that Barcelona are soon to be without Pep Guardiola, United look as short of competing with the continent's ...

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