Look at us. We’re in the middle of May with an end seemingly in sight before it’s ripped away again. If normalcy is the football held by Lucy, Charlie Brown is the society that cannot connect on the kick.
Speculative reports suggest that the Premier League’s Project Restart has changed its estimated start date enough times to be compared with Marvel’s The New Mutants. Frankly, if we see Manchester United play a competitive match of football before The New Mutants releases on its new release date of August 28, I’ll be shocked. Of course, the most important question is if it’s worth anyone showing up to theaters, right now, much less the Theatre of Dreams.
Anyways, as we continue to experience the tortuous football equivalent of edging, here’s what some of United’s stars have been up to in the interim.
Marcus Rashford is making the most of a bad situation
This pandemic sucks. Having to work as an essential worker so that the majority of society enjoys as much of its creature comforts as it’s used to sucks. Staying at home, isolated from friends and family, sucks.
Marcus Rashford is doing everything he can to make it suck a little less.
He put the club on his back until it (literally) gave out on him. But that hasn’t stopped him from lifting up his city. Manc born and bred indeed. Between encouraging positivity, learning sign language to communicate with the hearing-impaired, and continuing to raise huge sums of money to feed Mancunians in need, if there was any question that he’ll be a club legend, it’s been answered in real time.
Cos Sunday’s are for smiling...— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) April 26, 2020
Reply with a pic of you copying this pose and I’ll repost the best ones ♥️ pic.twitter.com/PmKe88Lmgn
Mason Greenwood’s stock is higher than Amazon’s
When Greenwood is given the chance to start full time, he’s going to wreck opposing defenses like Jeff Bezos is wrecking the working class.
Mason Greenwood loves hitting the top bins. pic.twitter.com/1LqAieApoY— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) May 11, 2020
Mason Greenwood and Teden Mengi are enjoying training together pic.twitter.com/0smxpXPnwR— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) May 8, 2020
Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Victor Lindelöf get some reps in
Can you imagine just going for a stroll and seeing these three sweating it out at the park? It looks like the bald haircut phase is already over.
Juan Mata celebrated his birthday
He hasn’t aged a day.
David de Gea doesn’t slip up when encouraging other keepers
Fred receives top marks from a United Legend
Hard not to smile when Peter Schmeichel honors you like that!
Diogo Dalot is #Goals
Who the hell doesn’t want to play fetch with a dog right now? Liverpool fans. That’s who. Demons.
The Spider proves again he’s England’s Golden Boy
Back-to-back wins! I'm hanging up the controller now and taking the 2 W's. Big thank you again to @EASPORTSFIFA for supporting the #FootballUnited movement with all proceeds being donated to help in this moment of crisis. #stayandplay— Aaron Wan-Bissaka (@awbissaka) April 9, 2020
Watch https://t.co/ubD512Sgpc pic.twitter.com/oBamciHvvE
Reds > Blues. No matter if the pitch is real or digital. Stick it up your bumhole.
Harry Maguire puts club first
Congratulations to Harry Maguire who revealed that he has become a father.
Harry Maguire reveals his partner has given birth to a baby girl pic.twitter.com/RkNsmqfQPS— utdreport (@utdreport) May 9, 2020
Of course, his pinned tweet on his Twitter account is still him signing his United contract last summer. Proper Red, yeah? Would expect nothing less from our club captain.
Jesse Lingard reconnects with Larnell Cole
JLingz linked up with fellow United academy grad, Larnell Cole to work out and work on their lifelong friendship. Makes you wonder if Lingard’s new super agent will force a move to FC United of Manchester to reunite with Cole on the pitch.
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This quarantine has been a time for me to reflect and to never lose sight of what and who is important to me. We’ve had 18yrs of friendship which started at @manchesterunited .Throughout our journey we lost a little bit of communication due to the different paths we led during football. I know its a sad thing to say but this lockdown period has gave us time to reconnect and re-establish who we once were. ❤️
Jadon Sancho’s performance slips amidst transfer rumors
United’s next number 7 took some time out from preparing for the Bundesliga’s return to get washed in FIFA by music superstar Dave. A worrying sign that the English international is struggling as the pressure and expectations continue to rise. But, still, seems like a good excuse to watch my favorite video of last summer.
I want to say that SANTAN DAVE is the KING of FIFA and I want to apologise for wasting his time by playing him!— Jadon Sancho (@Sanchooo10) April 30, 2020
As always, we at The Busby Babe wish you good physical and mental health. We hope this content, like everything else we produce, gives you something to smile about or get your mind off things — if even for just a moment. Remember, we’re in this together. Now, go wash your hands for 20 seconds and wear a mask at the grocery store!