Manchester United indoors is one of those ones that inspires anxiety and blind hope in equal amounts.
It’s difficult to recall in recent times when we were better placed to give these bar stewards a going over. Unless of course you want to imagine a future occasion when we’d be able to field the boy Bale against them.
Raging Kaboul In A Chinashop returns from his non event head butt ban but I’d prefer to field Gallas. A&E, Sir Les and Generalissimo Begbie would make up the four. Of all the concerns I could have it’s the cold fear of conceding a penalty that niggles at me.
Younes and Benoît both have form for committing acts of daftness and the wide eyed, pleading to the Ref routine only serves to make me less understanding. Let’s hope Arry shows the challenge on Berbatov last week to the lads repeatedly until they get the message.
A midfield of VdV and Modders will provide the creativity. It’s anyone’s guess if Sgt Wilson will provide the bullish bite required to prevent us looking shorthanded when they break. Azza Blud on the wing and let’s hope he has an out and out flyer.
I’m fed up with 3MP. And this is unlikely to be a game that will yield dozens of chances. So when we get the ball I’d like to pass it to one of our strikers and not turn it into a 50/50 ball by hoofing it at his head. Or a few inches over his head.
Defoe and Crazingpavin’ for me and Crouch from the bench to ‘unlock’ them if all else fails. Defoe was pretty unforgiving in the Cup, but he’ll need to think about sharing the ball with Pav here because we ain’t playing Stevenage this afternoon.
I fully expect Sluralix play Wazza and The Rat Faced Baldgarian. Evra was supposedly removed from the training pitch by golf buggy today. That strikes me as some class of idiotic mind game (Christ! They’ve got golf buggies!) rather than a consideration to factor in. I expect him to start.
Scholes on the bench and Giggs to continue with his depressingly good twilight form.
I opened up whining about penalties yet to be conceded and I’ll close on fretting over Mike Dean’s ability to do a decent job and not let this be another one of ‘those games’ where we keep playing until United get the result they want.
So where’s the value?
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