I know it won't change anything and I know it won't make anything better, but you can't blame a guy for trying—especially when he had to watch his fiercest rivals lift high the English Premier League trophy.
As a professional football writer, I was glad that Manchester City finally won the title, but as a Manchester United supporter, I was absolutely devastated. To have come so far and finished so close but ended up with nothing—well, it sucked.
And I don't know whether this is going to make it all feel better or worse, but I think we need to look back on the season and see just how close we were to winning the title.
Let's look back and see the goals, decisions and brain-snaps (yes, I'm looking at you, Joey Barton) that cost the Red Devils their 20th English Premier League title.
As I said, full credit to City—but man, were we close. To lose the league on goal difference shows just how close United were to the title and just how big these moments were to United's chances at glory.
Read on to see just how close Manchester United were to claiming the Premier League in 2011-12.