This actually came out yesterday but I thought I should save it for today--match day! Apparently, the Valencia coach, Unai Emery, reckons that United are no longer a team to fear given the departure of Ronaldo and Tevez.
He acknowledges that we are still a tough team but have lost the ability to strike fear in our opponents.
Hmmmm--I wonder how they will now approach the game tonight especially now that there is nothing to fear about United. Would they play differently if we still had the World Player of the Year and the Argie cunt?
Good thing we are still in pre-season. I'm now anxious to see a game where the opposition has no fear whatsoever of us. Forget those that keep quiet and eventually win--these guys have spoken out!
On a more serious note, Sir Alex has got to get his first choice team right tonight as this is the game that precedes the Community Shield on Sunday against Chelsea. We've already lost Edwin and I doubt that the likes of Gary, Wes, and Vidic are match fit. We might just be a little thin as far as quality is concerned. However, I'd like to see the lads take this game seriously and play with the tempo that will really show us that they are ready for the challenge ahead. Forget the walk-abouts of pre-season. This is a chance for our players to test themselves against a typical European style team--the kind that we'll have to overcome if we are to make it to Madrid next year!