'Espionage!' exclaimed the Daily Mirror this week after Manchester United's training ground was the subject of an aerial spying mission.
"Videos and stills of the training were driven from a Derbyshire airfield to Heston Services on the M4 and handed to a mystery client in a Chrysler Grand Voyager with blacked-out windows. An A4-sized silver coloured metal case was handed over." After allegations last week that Andrei Shevchenko was a spy in the employ of Roman Abramovich, is it possible that agent Shevchenko was on another covert operation? Given his so-far less than convincing cover as a Premiership footballer, it's certainly plausible.