Obviously I'm aware that United have tougher and more imperative fixtures ahead but they will only be made important if we do not win tomorrow against Everton.
After taking the chance to go clear with both hands, we need to cement our position as the undisputed leaders of the Premier League. Rio Ferdinand has definitely got that in mind if what I'm reading in the press is anything to go by.
Ideally, we would all have liked to play this next fixture on Monday night--after analysing the outcome of the Liverpool-Chelsea game on Sunday, but we might as well be lucky that we are playing before them.
Given that both our rivals are 2 points behind us, and if the fixture was for Monday, we could have gone into that fixture off the top of the league. That, in my mind, is more pressure on our part as we would be desperate for the three points to take us back to the top.
As it turns out, we now have the chance to heap more pressure on our rivals ahead of their titanic clash.
A win for us would mean that either way we shall benefit from the game as at least one team will drop points from the game. The greatest incentive for us to win though should be that we might find ourselves four points clear of both should the game end in a stalemate.
Having said all that, it's going to be a rather difficult game for us tomorrow. If some called the trip to the Hawthorns difficult, this one will be DIFFICULT!
Everton have are on a run of 5 games against Liverpool(3), Arsenal and ourselves but interestingly, they are yet to concede more than a goal and have not yet got beaten.
They've got no strikers but Tim Cahill and Arteta alongside Fellani are quite a handful for any side. Cahill scored in the same fixture last season while Fellani has already breached the United defence.
The return of some of our key players should boost us to victory though.
United need to remain focused on the job at hand. Sir Alex reckons that pundits will claim United are already champions and yet we have lost and won championships on the last day of the league season. It can be a plain sailing victory for United if concentration is maintained.
Meanwhile Vidic has been banned for only a game in the CL--should be kind of good news for us!