Wednesday, April 01, 2009

United in danger of Devon Loch style finish.....

Manchester United face Aston Villa this weekend without Nemja Vidic, Paul Scholes and Wayne Rooney, the league leaders are also coming off the back of two defeats in a row; to coin a phrase, it is a massive game that the champions must win.

There will be some who will argue that the result will not affect anything, strictly speaking where points are concerned this is true, but having lost badly to Liverpool and then Fulham there must be a serious danger that player morale and confidence could start to ebb away if United collect less than three points from what will undoubtedly be a tough game. In-form Liverpool demolished Aston Villa and so they will be fired-up to prove a point to their manager and supporters alike.

I cannot overstate the importance of this fixture for United, because I predict that if the Reds do not win this weekend they will finish the season in Devon Loch style, that is they will go on throw the title away when it was ours for the winning, as did the Queen mother's horse in the 1956 Grand National when leading with just 45 metres from the winning post Devon Loch collapsed.

Manchester United need to win this weekend, it doesn't matter how we win, but win we must.

1 comment:

  1. I do agree that this is a must win. I currently believe that other than potential finals we might play in, this will be the biggest game of the season for us. If we win, we will be back on track. If lose, one can imagine that mayhem that will ensue. I personally think that the only way we are going to win this is by a 1-0 scoreline. Not that I think we are in as much danger as the others, but with a tired Tevez leading the line and a potentially half-fit Berbatov, the going is going to be tough. One can only imagine Ashley Young blowing by O'Shea or Neville down the right.

    With all those negative things said, many a games await though. Everyone talks about a resurgent Liverpool, but everyone seems to cast aside that it has been many a year since they challenged for more than one trophy. It has also been many a months since Torres has stayed consistently fit. Liverpool have to play Chelsea in back to back weeks which will take its toll. Couple that will with the fact that progression in the Champions League will see them play more games a long with bouts against teams fighting relegation, and a recipe for dropped points exist. One most note they will potentially will have a rest that we won't as we face Everton and they are off that week.


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