Originally Posted by Sephiroth
So, is it cool to like Man U?
I always got the impression that they were the Yankees of English Premier. Either way, it seems here in the States that Man U is the team for people who don't know much about soccer but have heard of Becks or try to be cool. Arsenal seems to be the opposite and is favorited by most people who do like soccer and aren't noobs.
Not trying to offend anyone by asking...
No its not that way at all but Manchester United are the most recognised team in the world arguably. We dominated in the 90s and have been the top team past decade as well for the most part. Beckham was an English hero because he's such a role model, he married Posh Beckham and got into the celebrity culture. So instantly he appeals to the media and he's such a hard worker on the pitch and so talented. He could really kick a ball in a way no one has ever replicated. He was the England captain and the most famous person in England today.
Arsenal are like the anti-English club really, it's dominated (like most teams are) by foreign players. The bold bit I greatly disagree with but I get why you would say that.