Football never stops, they said.
But then the Covid-19 virus came along and it quickly became apparent that no matter how important we think football is, there's bigger things in life.
Health comes first and that means live football has come to a stop for now.
That doesn't mean football can no longer be on your mind, though, so we have decided to give you a chance to test your knowledge of the beautiful game.
First up: Manchester United's Premier League top goalscorers! How many can you name?