The only thing that can sour the mood at Carrington this week is that meeting that UEFA's disciplinary committee will have to determine how long Vidic will be missing for United in the Champions League.
Before that anyhow, United have enjoyed the perfect three weeks that a tittle chasing club can have.
It's still January but so was it when United occupied third place at the start of the year 7 points adrift of bitter rivals Liverpool. A consistent run of narrow victories was followed up with a goals galore victory over West Brom yesterday to shoot United head and shoulders above the rest of the Premiership pack.
In between that run, United came under attack from the Liverpool manager (in what will now go down in history as the 'Rafa Rant'---even more popular than that of Keegan). Apparently, in his eyes, United were getting favourable punishment from the authorities.
Even though many a Liverpool fans are resisting to accept the notion that Rafa was feeling the pressure, a lot has happened since then to suggest so.
Kevin Keegan's Newcastle dropped a 12 point lead and allowed United to win the title then. Flash forward to 2009 and amazingly, Liverpool have not won a game sine Benitez let fly. Three-weeks ago, Liverpool were top, 7 points ahead of United but before we end the month, United are talking about a possible 5 point lead over their rivals come Saturday. It's a shame.
Now back to United, the game against Everton has just become more important than what we did on Tuesday night. A win would mean that come what may, we shall benefit from the game between Liverpool and Chelsea on Sunday. We could even establish a 4 point lead if the game ends all square.
It certainly will not be that easy on our part as well--as the preview tomorrow will tell!
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