Daniel Harris loves United but won't go to home games

Avid Manchester United supporter Daniel Harris refuses to go to Old Trafford. Why? In protest of the way that the owners, the Glazer family, finance the club, this year's Premier League champions. Mr Harris, 32, has strong views on the Glazer takeover, which he shares in his award-nominated publication, On the Road: A season in the life of a Man United fan who will follow them anywhere… except Old Trafford.

The book was recently shortlisted for the new best writer category at the British Sports Book Awards, sponsored by The Wisden Cricketer. But he tells People that he hopes the book will appeal to not just sports fans. "It started as a blog about me following the team but became much more than that.

"It looks at why people love United, why people love football and why people love anything." A former City lawyer, Mr Harris turned to writing in 2006 after a stint at Herbert Smith. "Law was never really for me. I wanted to write but I wasn't ready yet so I did two years at law school and two years at Herbert Smith." On the Road is his debut publication.

"It's about human behaviour and I hope people will find it funny. And hopefully, at the same time, it gives a good shoeing to the people making a mess of football."

A Manchester United fan since the age of six, Mr Harris stopped going to home games when the Glazers took control of the club in 2005.

    Last updated: 11:10am, May 26 2011