Source: Irish Examiner
Edited from original longer document
Editors note: this is quite a small piece and generally not worth republishing however it is one of the first, by my estimation, in mainstream press to have a swipe at FC United - included for that reason
And then, as an even bigger bully swiped their sweets and Liverpool roused themselves for one last European Dream, they produced a mutant offspring called FC United.
Was it Glazer who spent over £100m on four players, who spent half that on a bunch of misfits who gave the team little but at least made the manager's son a rich man? No.
But with Chelsea's wallet crushing everything in its path and United in a puny third place, some fans formed their own club because "United have sold their soul"! Priceless.(...)