Before I get into anything concerning the preview, let me just add my voice to the millions of United fans who have expressed their dismay at the FA. Patrice Evra has been fined 15k and banned 4 matches for the incident involving him and the Chelsea groundsman after the penultimate clash between United and Chelsea last season. Well, quite simply, the FA just can't stand United lifting the title again this season. We all know what that can do to their market overseas. But what a shame! I'm one of those who believe that the Chelsea groundsman was racist towards Evra and therefore I would back him all the way. Evra's retaliation could not and should not have warranted a 4 match ban! mean--even throwing a coin back in the crowd has been deemed as a lesser offence. I wasn't so much in for the title before as I know it will be a tough call for any team to repeat success like what United had last season. But know I'm more eager to put the 18th over the FA to show them that they'd probably have to ban our entire team from the league before we can stop winning the title---to market their league.
Anyhow, United host managerless Sunderland today at tea-time. OB Roy Keane has left and so we can only feel sorry for the Black Cats. However, managerless teams have this tendency to play even better than when they had a coach. United had better be wary of that as it could cost us dear. Scholes won't play so Fletcher comes in. Evra collected his fifth yellow of the season last Sunday so he sits this out. I expect O'Shea to come into that department. Fergie knows best who to choose for the right-back slot. This one of those games where it cannot hurt us if we use the so called Fantastic 4 all in the same team. But that would be too extravagant if you ask Fergie. It's Sunderland and then Spurs before we fly out to Japan for a tournament that, well, makes it look like pre-season already! Here's to 6 points before departure! Chao!