Tomorrow we play a lunch time game against Wigan Athletic FC. There’s not much to say about this early game actually.
Wigan only have 8 points so far and have scored 17 consecutive defeats against ManU. ManUtd has scored 7 consecutive clean sheet victories.
Although many key players are injured: EVDS will be sidelined, Carrick fractured his elbow during the Roma game and will be out 6-8 weeks and Hargreaves still is injured… still/again or saved from international duty.
Neville right now no one speaks about anymore, although I’d love to see him return soon so we can line up Neville, Vidic and Rio with Evra in a free role.
It is to expect that O’Shea will move to the midfield, providing defensive cover, allowing Scholes more free play than with an also offensively Carrick next to him.
Up front we’ll probably see the same strategy as usual: Rooney – Saha (or maybe Giggs) and as attacking midfielders Ronaldo, Scholes and Giggs (or Tevez when Saha would start on the bench).
I’m going to be audacious this time and predict 4-0 for tomorrow.
Because I can. No honestly, it’s time that someone becomes the victim of our offensive line up this season. And with everyone already having scored, I think we could see some genuine samba against Wigan, who are happy to see Danny Landzaat ((Who already went in pre-retirement in Championship League)) return. Landzaat vs. Rooney, Tevez & Co. I think we won’t have to argue much about this.
Secretly I dream of seeing Tevez playing in a new role tomorrow, in the middle between Saha – Rooney and Scholes – Ronaldo, allowing the Argentinean to distribute and dictate the game. Both Wayne’s and Saha’s agility would perfectly fit the Argentinean to give that one decisive pass, but also allow an upcoming Ronaldo or Scholes to get space for long distance shot while the two guys up front both draw the defense towards them.
I honestly don’t have much to say about tomorrow’s game, I expect ManU finally to break the lock… and Wigan to become nothing more than a poor victim at the Theater of Dreams.
After the Carling Cup elimination the Boss said that some youngsters would be allowed to leave OT on a loan deal, with as aim to win more match experience and SAF didn’t hesitate with it. Today was announced that Lee Martin has signed a 3-month loan deal with Plymouth.
That’s it, see you tomorrow at 12.30 GMT for another live report. ;-)