I guess this is probably the home fixture we all look forward to most of all. At least in part because we regularly seem to get a point or two out of it. I have to be honest and say that we will do well to get a point. Man U haven’t let in a goal for eleven matches now. That’s not something our players should dwell on, but they wouldn’t be human if they didn’t find that statistic slightly intimidating. But our defence isn’t exactly very porous at the moment.
Rooney may be back for Man U, but I expect Zola to put out an unchanged side. There’s no reason at all to change it. I would keep Di Michele in as he is used to big match atmospheres and may revel in it. But I’d expect Nsereko to appear sometime in the second half.
It’s a crucial game for Carlton Cole. Fabio Capello will be watching. What a tribute it would be to Cole if he got an England callup tomorrow evening. No one can deny that he would fully deserve it. And let’s hope for an outstanding performance from Robert Green. I suspect he made need one…
The Man Utd24 blog has an interesting article on us. Rather perceptive, but I am not sure where they get the idea that we are playing a more direct style of football.