Yeah, it's been a really busy fortnight for me, the work in the Court room has made it almost impossible to even take a glance at this site so a thousand apologies for ardent followers of this blog.
I'm guessing it's been accepted.
To be fair, though, we've been on an International break so there was not really much missed as far as club football is concerned. United somehow did manage to get past Arsenal in their last outing--the first of three major tests in the league.
The second big test comes from another London club in Tottenham. Spurs have made what you can call a superb start to the new league season and no wonder they are at the summit of the league table. That is no mean feat when you consider the fact that they got there after out-smarting the likes of Liverpool (who by the way still think it's their year finally)
So make no mistake about it, it will be a difficult game. Games against Spurs have been a sort of mystery for United---I mean they can have all sorts of drama about them--ranging from John O;Shea being in goal to going 3-0 down and you think it's all over to winning 5-3 after 90 minutes. They can also be a bit subdued as the 0-0 scoreline last season suggested. I mean this is one game where anything can happen---ANYTHING!
Most of our players are returning from International duty so you wonder how fit the lads will be. I guess this is the part where Fergie gets to select his 'old' generals with something like an excuse to back him up. I therefore will not be surprised if Giggs, Neville and Scholes alongside Michael Owen are in the team---I mean these are players who have not kicked a ball for a while compared to the other lads.
Speaking of not kicking a ball, Rio Ferdinand is yet to feature for us this season due to a calf problem. Sir Alex has hinted at his fitness and I think we can make use of a first choice defence for the first time this season. Ben Foster should love it.
We put ourselves in a difficult situation when we dropped points at Burnley so we really can't afford to let Spurs and Chelsea go up to six points above us when we are still in September.
Oh and before I forget, Fletcher must play again today--he's that good now!