Originally Posted by VanHooliganX
True, bit unclassy, but I can't understand how that sort of sentence can be taken out of context. If I said, for example, that I think Theo Walcott is nothing but pace, massively overrated and should be in a mid-table side, I can't say they were out of context, as he's said too much for it to be that way. Saying "I was doing stuff for charity" is genuinely a bollocks excuse.
What I think Viera meant was that he asked the reporter to keep that part away from the papers, as is called "off the record".
Yeah, bit underhanded for the journalist to do that, but he has his story. He'll probably not get another one from Viera now though.
We all know Viera's hatred for United, but the stats show United have given away the same amount of penalties as City. It's a null and void point, he's trying to play mind games which are affecting his team more than ours.