Manchester United Remembers
Voice 1: Hello, I'm Rachel Hobson.
Voice 2: And I'm Ruby Jones. Welcome to Spotlight. This programme uses a special English method of broadcasting. It is easier for people to understand, no matter where in the world they live.
Voice 1: Manchester United — one of the most famous football teams in the world. The manager is Sir Alex Feguson. He has been in charge of the team for more than twenty years. Some of the most famous footballers in the world have played for Manchester United — Ronaldo, David Beckham, Eric Cantona. Alex Ferguson says he has had some excellent players. But he believes that his current team is the best yet.
Voice 2: People from all around the world support Manchester United. And many of these supporters like to buy copies of the special shirts that players wear on the football field. The purchase of these shirts creates a lot of money for Manchester United. This is because today, football is no longer just about playing a game. It is big business. The people responsible for a football organization, the club, need to make a lot of money. Then, this permits the manager to buy the best players on the market. And, this should mean that the team with the best, most costly, players wins! Selling copies of football shirts is one very popular way of making money.