Much like Janet Jackson, United have usually got something pointy up front even if the whole package is a bit dodgy. Certainly, our defence was far from secure in the first half on Saturday.
There are not many weekends left in this season now but the progress we have made over 31 rounds is impressive. Nani and Berbatov, previously much maligned players, have played an enormous part in this league campaign. It is a real testament to trusting the process of team integration. Not to mention, further good reason to ignore just about every thing the pundits say too.
On the subjects of punditry and trust, I feel compelled to clarify an issue of identity. After a volley of e-mails this week let me state one thing very clearly. I am NOT Superintendent Mark Payne of the Wolverhampton Police Force. Nor is he related to me, nor do we even share the same dimension of thought. I must admit, the guy has a pretty snappy moniker, but he is nothing to do with me.
It seems a little ironic that the police have got involved in the football this week when the game’s governorship is so transparently anti-United. Let me take the opportunity to clarify what Fergie meant when he said United were being “victimised”.
The current chairman of the Football Association is David Bernstein. Mr Berstein was previously chairman of Manchester City between the years of 1998 and 2003. When one's mind boggles at Rooney’s two game ban please consider who the second game is against. That’s right, Manchester City, in that club’s biggest match for some 30 odd years. In other news, 2 plus 2 is 4.
There is though, a calculating glint in Fergie’s eye at the moment. He, more than anybody, knows how to make adversity work in his favour. At the moment, the results show that whatever they throw at us we can work around. And that, is why we love them.
Come on you Reds!
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