Well sometimes you really search for a title of a post and you fail, so don't read much into this one--but in case you had too many cans last night and are finding it hard to remember what day of the week it is, you might want to take another glance at the post heading.

First of all it's a sad day for United as we mourn the passing away of Busby Babe Albert Scanlon. He died at 74. God rest his soul.

Meanwhile Sir Alex claims that United will not sign players this January---or sign defensive cover this January--depends on the paper you read anyway! What's for sure though is that the manager has between now and the end of January to convince fans and haters alike that United are capable of winning another couple of trophies in May. A lot has been made of the defensive crisis, but I still think that our attack that is about 80m pounds is not instilling enough fear in opponents. It's why teams have come at OT and attacked us at will. Don't get me wrong, we have scored enough to compare well with past seasons at this stage but there is an unwritten saying in football that a strong attack can defend for you. The logic is that a perfect midfield that is potent going forward and retains the ball plus a deadly duo upfront means that the opposition can as well forget about attacking and concentrate on defending the point.
If Sir Alex makes no signings, then our title charge will have to be marshaled by a defence so tight that...that....well you get the point!