How about that for a terrible week or two for United fans. If you've been following up my previews and reviews of those games, you might have noticed the effect these past few games has had on me. From Munich to Chelsea and then to get knocked out of Europe by a technicality---it must have hurt, well, at least it did hurt me.
Let's move on shall we? We travel to Ewood Park this Sunday bidding to reclaim top spot from Chelsea as they are involved in the FA Cup. Now Ewood Park has traditionally been a tough place to go for us so we need to be at our wounded best to overcome them. It's supposed too be a backlash of sorts so hopefully we do not sustain further injuries down there.
The big team news is that Wayne Rooney misses out. Berbatov was largely unused against Bayern so that ought to mean that he should be fresh for this one. I mean he really has to deliver.
Sir Alex will more likely go for the 'oldies' as they hardly featured in midweek as well. (Owen Hargreaves surprise anyone?)
It's five league games, five chances we've got, not to win the league, but to put ourselves in position to win it (here's to Chelsea slipping up). This represents our last shot at major silverware this term. Every league game will be a Cup final for us. Any slip up will be curtains on a somewhat frustrating season.
I understand the players, like fans are bitter at what happened on Wednesday but therein the frustration that the season has served us with lies another shot at history. Whether the players take it is another matter.