One of the scouts informs him of a young Iraqi striker who he thinks will turn out to be a superstar.
Jose flies to Baghdad to watch him and is suitably impressed and arranges for him to come
over to Manchester. Two weeks later Man.U are 4-0 down against Man. City with only 20 minutes
left to play. Jose gives the young Iraqi striker the nod and on he goes.
The lad is a sensation, scores 5 in 20 minutes and wins the game for United.
The fans are delighted, the players and coaches are delighted and the media love the new star.
When the player comes off the pitch he phones his Mum to tell her about his first day in English football.
"Hello Mum, guess what?" he says, "I played for 20 minutes today. We were 4-0 down but I scored 5 and we won.
Everyone loves me, the fans, the media, they all love me." "Wonderful," says his Mum, "Let me tell you about my day.
Your father got shot in the street, your sister and I were ambushed and beaten, and your brother has joined a gang of looters whilst you were having a good time”
The young lad is very upset, “what can I say Mum, I’m SO sorry”
“SORRY”, says his mum. “It’s your fault we moved to Manchester in the first place.