Before Schalke's biggest game in their history against Manchester United in the Champions League semi final, the German side couldn't resist cheeky jibes aimed at Manchester United and England in general.

In a burlesque column in the match program, they take a light-hearted jab at both football related and cultural aspects of England.

The column said, The English are going nuts this week about the wedding - no, not Katie Price this time but Prince William. England is the motherland of football of course. But they have still not learned about penalties.

In Wayne Rooney we have the eternal favorite son-in-law for English mothers and that evergreen youngster Edwin van der Sar, who takes goalkeeping tips from Jens Lehmann. And then there is Malcolm Glazer, who for Manchester United fans is the equivalent of Lord Voldemort.''

The typical Manc man is called Paul. He has darts in his right pocket and in his left pocket has a picture of a bulldog. The girls are called Samantha. And can you believe they put vinegar on their chips?''