Well, I don't hate that barbarian lot from the North. The side I support plays more beautiful football than they do and at a considerable lesser cost. With the exception of Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand, they do not field anyone I would immediately play on the first side. But the Ferguson mob does do something I wish Arsenal could do, and that is to consistently score from plays originating from the right side. There are signs that AFC might be starting to do this with the emergence of Kolo Touré at RB. What they need is a striker who can score with his head to capitalize on Kolo's crosses. A Brian McBride type would do. Anyway, back to ManU, most of the "hatred" towards them is just jealousy. It's easy to hate a club that consistently shells out the money to get top players and uses its position of strength to its advantage all the time. Wait and see how little time Rio actually does for infringing on FA rules. Its ubiquity as the result of having the greatest sports merchandising machinery in the world rubs many people the wrong way. Although it took Ferguson 7 years to win the league (compare that to what AW has done with Arsenal in his first 6 years), once they reached the top spot they rarely relinquised it, and this is due to the atmosphere of professionalism AF has imbued on his side. They're ruthless and I commend them for it. Once in a while they forget their class and it shows when they play AFC (I am a gooner, people), but that is understood. MU gets the best and worst out of Arsenal, and Arsenal is the only true competition to them domestically so they get a bit nervous/pumped up/motivated when they play them. Ask Neville.