It's no mean feat that we have had our best football this season at home--I mean look at Liverpool whose fans have witnessed more failures in their own backyard than successes. United lost just five points at home all season last year so given that we've already lost five there this term, I'd like to think that the remaining home games are must wins. Easier said than done though. Tottenham are the visitors to the European Capital of trophies this this weekend and it bodes for a very tricky fixture for a United team that has not engaged fifth gear all season. We've already played Harry Redknapp's men twice this season and both occasions have ended goalless after 90 minutes. Apparently Hurelio Gomes is one for the big occasion and you think we shall have to improve our finishing, from the evidence of Wednesday, if we are to finally get past him. He's a keeper in the mould of David James who will make a howler here and there but in the next minute will pull off an impossible save if it means that he will not concede.
For United, this is the first of many tricky fixture ahead as they bid to retain the league. Spurs, Arsenal, Middlesbrough and Manchester City are some of the sides Liverpool will look to to take points off United. Also, Manchester United are in another make or break week as the Champions League semi-finals loom. The Spurs game will be our second on the trot at home and then we play yet again at OT on Wednesday in the Champions League semi-final against Arsenal. Victories in both games will go a long way in ensuring that OT remains the undisputed European Capital of trophies!
Wes Brown or Rafael should come in at right-back and Berbatov or Tevez should start alongside Wayne Rooney in attack. Park or Nani should stand in for Giggs while Carrick will replace Scholes. I'd like to see Anderson in this game as he is the only player close to a holding midfielder's position whilst I think that the manager will keep Fletcher for mid-week given his work-ethic. Fingers crossed, United will stroll through. This fixture will be played when we know Liverpool's result with Hull so the lads should know what to do!