Friday, September 17, 2010

United v Liverpool: It's a must win game for both clubs...

United go into Sunday's Premier League clash with Liverpool knowing they cannot afford to drop more points having fallen four points behind Chelsea in as many games. United have been blowing hot cold thus far this season, but the midweek performance against Rangers was hugely disappointing; the Red Devils barely had a shot on target in 90 minutes and the visitors never looked like conceding.

After an awful start to the new campaign, Liverpool are slowing getting back into the groove and ominously Joe Cole scored on his return to action on Thursday against Steaua Bucharest in what turned out to be a romp with the Merseyside Reds winning 4-1.

A win for Liverpool would be demoralising for United, and so the fans and Ferguson will be desperately hoping the players can bounce back and take all three points on Sunday in the mid-day kick-off.

Scholes and Berbatov will return for United after being rested against Rangers, but the manager must decide what to do about out-of-sorts Wayne Rooney who was a shadow of his normal self against the Glasgow club in midweek.

The United manager might decide to bench Rooney, but if he does, he will be inviting yet more media criticism on the back of leaving out last season's top scorer against Everton the previous weekend. However, Ferguson will ignore the media and he will do what he believes is right for the team and if that means leaving out his star striker and bringing in Hernandez that is precisely what he will do.

In other news, Bebe finally made his long awaited debut last night for United's reserves at Altrincham's Moss Lane against Aston Villa, who won 4-1. According to reports, Bebe was largely anonymous.

Atonio Valencia's has undergone surgery on his broken ankle, the operation has been described as a success and the player is said to be doing well.


  1. Bebe was only anonymous according to some reports.

    For a more realistic view see

    and to view it yourself see

    Looks ok - and in the context of a team losing 4-1 it is even better.

  2. I hope your name isn't a reflection of your views on Bebe. 0:)

    I haven't see him play yet truth be told and I do not pay much attention to goals off the net.

    It wasn't that long ago that United fans were raving about the two young Serbs from Partizan Belgrad. Tosic has been sold and the other never even signed and here again we were led to believe these two were the real deal.

    Unless the player quite obviously 'has it' like Ronaldo for example, you cannot seriously form any kind of meaningful view of a player until he's played in the first team on a number of occasions.

    But it's true to say it looks like the Daily Mail has it in for Bebe and Fergie over this deal.

    You do wonder where it will all end because paying all that money for him just a matter of weeks after PSV reportedly turned him down on a free, is to put it mildly, deeply concerning, and the transfer might well merit further scrunity to see where the money has gone...

  3. Yep, Berba's a slacker. Should have had 5.

  4. Andy D,

    Where did I state Berbatov is a slacker? If you read my posts you will know I've been stating he and Scholes have been our star men this season.


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