Let me just get this out of the way; every game is a must-win for United. I wrote in my preview for Sunderland that we could drop points in this one if we had won against Sunderland, so considering that we didn't, this game stands out as a very important league fixture, especially when you consider that our next stop is Anfield. We do have the beating of Bolton but there is something in our ranks that has not quite clicked yet. I really hope that for starters, our players can pass the ball to each other more often than we witnessed against Sunderland. I also pray that the likes of Nan and Valencia can put more crosses into the box more often than they have been doing all season. This could turn out to be one of those games where we need somebody to stand up and provide the enthusiasm that Wayne provides. He's ruled out (f*** luck) so we don't have him available till next week. Owen is back, but I wonder if he will be up to the task of playing the entire match. Berba will be our focal point of attack. There is no reason as to why Giggs shouldn't play, but perhaps Fletcher could miss out because of a bruise in midweek.
Thank God that EVDS is back! That's one goal less conceded when he's around. We've missed him! Our home form and our defence have won us the title over the last few seasons so I it's imperative that we don't let in more goals at the back and that we don't show the visiting sides the respect that we've showed the likes of Birmingham, Sunderland and even City!
We also can't afford to get any further back behind a Chelsea team that looks to be the real threat to our trophy. So Come on United!