“I’ve supported United longer than he has!” was the words of an 80-year old Margaret Rochdale, who believed the diamond formation isn’t good enough.
Apparently Margaret rang the club’s official TV channel previous night spoke with former players David May and Quinton Fortune. and pleaded that the diamond formation should be ignored by the United boss, because it was ‘stupid’.
She said: “Have you not noticed all the goals you’re giving away when you’re playing that stupid diamond position? We have to go back to playing normally and catch up. It isn’t entertaining when you’re 80 years old to watch goals going in from the other side. I don’t like it. It’s going to give me a heart attack and I’m 80. You wouldn’t like to give me a heart attack. I have an opinion and it’s certainly not the diamond. They don’t know what to do — they run around like lost sheep. I’m telling you how long I’ve been watching United — I’ve seen every good player you’ve ever had.“And they weren’t that stupid, and giving goals away, at the beginning”
Alex Ferguson had his say on it as well. He said: “I’d better not upset her. Did you hear her on MUTV? She’s 80, phoned up and said ‘I’m fed up watching this diamond’. She said ‘Tell that manager to stop playing that diamond’. So I better not play it.”