First of all, it's gutting that the likes of Rio Ferdinand could miss the game today due to suspension. Make no mistake, this can only weaken us both in person and psychologically.
United have an almost full strength team for this one so the players really have no choice but to win tonight. The starting line up will however tell us a lot about Fergie's plans for Sunday!
Right back is one area of concern for us and maybe one place in central defence.
My biggest worry id the defence because I strongly believe that this game will be won by the team that defends better. For instance, if City score two goals, we would have to out-score them before the end of extra-time.
Their defence is nothing compared to ours even in this state but they do have a goalkeeper who can be as hard to beat as the best in the world!
City have not won a major trophy since 1976 and I doubt that United would want to be beaten en-route to the Bitters achieving that feat. So hopefully, the lads can put up a display like the one we saw earlier this season (without the mistakes).
This is a game that could make or break our season. A win will do us so much joy that we could still emulate the heights of last season. A defeat might just shake the lads a bit and it could spell doom fr=or the rest of the campaign. Beating City will even make the game on Sunday easier. Unfortunately, the reverse is true. But the biggest incentive for us tonight should be a chance to play in another final even in a season when many a fans and media alike are not giving us a prayer!
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