To be fair to my old mate James up on the Star, he had it nailed at the start of the week.
That every Blade in the city knew that Sharp was a done deal – if United ever decided they wanted the lad back.
The kid is a United nut; his family are all Reds. The Academy boss Ron Reid is this nigh-on father figure to him; with his 'apprenticeship' at Glanford Park served, it was time to bring the boy home.
They could sit there, watch everyone else run this way …