It has to be said that Manchester United laboured desperately to beat Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. The performance was a far cry from what we saw on Wednesday night against Fulham. Credit though must be given to Sam Allardyce's boys as they did not respect United as much as Fulham did. On another day, Fulham could actually have beaten us so I won't crucify any of our players for the performance.
They say the end justifies the means so in the end, we're all happy that United got a vital three points that moved them further ahead of their rivals.
On Sunday, two of the most hated clubs at OT squared up at Anfield. Liverpool were looking to cut United's lead to five whilst City are on the march up the table. It's a crazy situation watching a match where you do not want either team to win and that was just the case on Sunday. We United fans will love it if City stay as close to relegation as possible but again Liverpool have been breathing down our necks recently and so a defeat for them wouldn't be bad at anytime. Thankfully, we got the perfect result. A draw meant that United are now a commanding 7 points ahead of their title rivals and at least it gives them some breathing space as far as a dip in form is concerned. When all is said and done, you get the feeling that Fergie was right when he said that Liverpool's victory over Chelsea was the perfect result for United. The Dippers do not seem like they can mount a serious title challenge and right now it seems that Chelsea are the club that can put on a run of results that can match United. Hiddink is as good a coach as you'll find anywhere on this planet so Chelsea will benefit from the Russian.
For us you'd think that the gap makes it all the more easier as far as chasing trophies elsewhere is concerned but a certain Mr. Mourinho might have something to say about that... The preview for arguably our most difficult game of the season so far is coming up!