Why Manchester City? I asked. “Mancini! Because of him.” Wait a second! Did he really say Mancini, Roberto Mancini? Will someone, please, stop this ferry – I’m afraid otherwise very smart and beautiful boy is not feeling well and he might need some assistance. I asked again, he said “because of Mancini” again. I know, Myanmar is just waking up from decades of isolation and can … Continue reading MANCHESTER CITY, NAING


Why Man United? I asked. “Because I’m half Japanese and the best Japanese player Shinji Kagawa plays for Man United.” When I spotted Jonathan walking down the street I debated if I should approach him since he is not wearing a jersey. But there was something about him so I couldn’t let him pass by. Jonathan was born in Montreal after his father came from … Continue reading MANCHESTER UNITED, JONATHAN


Why United? I asked. “I started supporting Manchester United because of Rooney, but now I realize every Manchester United player is as important as him, and the manager is outstanding.” Dario, even if only 15, takes football seriously. After a short conversation I knew he is a fan for life. He was born in Zagreb, Croatia but is growing up in Brossard, near Montreal. There, … Continue reading MANCHESTER UNITED, DARIO


Why Man United? I asked. “I like Rooney.” I might not like Rooney but I understand how a kid growing up in the last decade would start supporting Man United, considering all the success the club has had. Kiernan plays hockey, and plays it well, but he also follows soccer. I would never swap my shirt with him but I would definitely trade my hair … Continue reading MANCHESTER UNITED, KIERNAN