Word from the Barcelona camp ahead of Saturday's CL Final at Wembley is that Barcelona officials suspect that Man United have already launched a dirty tricks campaign in order to unsettle the Catalans.
Barca insiders suspect that Sir Alex Ferguson has somehow engineered typical Mancunian weather systems over the capital. They reasoned that it's supposed to be summer, so there is no good reason for rain and blustery winds, unless they have somehow been initiated by the United boss.
Top Barca squad members have been spotted shivering and acting in a disgruntled manner at the team hotel, appearing to miss the sunshine and sea that Barcelona offers so freely at this time of year.
Psychologists report that for a group of athletes to make the transition from balmy sunshine and cloudless skies to drab greyness, bone chilling winds, and driving rain can induce a mild form of depression.
When quizzed by reporters about the weather rigging allegations a Man United official almost laughed his head off.
More as we get it.