Mark Nevin started reporting on football more than twenty-six years ago and now regularly writes for United website http://www.redmancunian.com as well as his own http://adeepershadeofred.blogspot.co.uk.
Above all, though, he's a United fan. His recent book A Deeper Shade the Red tells of his experiences of supporting United who was surrounded throughout childhood and early adulthood by triumphalist Liverpool supporters...but who's since got his own back, and then some.
Mark's book offers some interesting and often unique insights into the rivalry between the two clubs, much of which were gathered behind or close to enemy lines.
Manchester United fan Mark was born to Liverpool-supporting parents and went to school a stone's throw from the Merseyside boundary.
A Deeper Shade of Red is the of two clubs that grew up close together with very different values: differences that remain as pronounced now as ever.
It's set within a footballing battleground, and Mark Nevin was right among the enemy bullets.