Penalties...anyone? Five of the last six visits to the new Wembly have ended in penalties. United have won and lost a fair share of those. Villa provide the opposition in tomorrow's League Cup final.
We've had a bumpy ride this season but because we are Manchester United, we can still turn this season into a memorable one. Sunday is the first of few opportunities for us to do it. It's a another day out at Wembly and it's a chance for us to win the first piece of silverware that the season has to offer. I really hope that the lads can play this final as though its our last shot at silverware this year. It's how we should approach every game between now and the end of the season.
Team news. We've got everyone available save for the long term absentees and the trio of Rio, Giggs and Anderson. Nani completes the third of his three match ban (incurred against Villa).
In any other season, this would have been a walk-over final. However, Villa have improved over the last couple of years. Martin O'Neil has turned them into a machine that is difficult to break down and yet lethal in attack. That they have taken 4 points from us this season in the league is no fluke. I therefore don't think our players need a team talk for their third encounter with familiar opposition.
So Come on UNITED!