Of learning anything through all my years knowing people in the UK (friends, family, and old travel clients) I have always heard "Manchester" more than any other word (besides pub). I want to visit my inlaws one day, and try to catch a game, I think that would rock. Its not like Im here in the US going to baseball games or anything. *grin*
I Man U deserves the popularity they are receiving right now. But I think they are over-rated all the time. The thing is, some fans make Man U as a testing ground for other teams in the league. If other teams could defeat Man U then they have passed the test, if not then Man U still rules. Well that's not my point of view but from what I see from fans of Man U.