After two straight away league games, it's good to be back home playing infront of our own fans. We'd have wanted more than two points from our last two games but hey, such is the script that United play to these days.
I mean who writes the scripts for this season anyway? I mean at the start of the season if somebody had told you that going into December we would still be unbeaten then you'd probably think along the lines of topping the league as well as having a fantastic defensive record but hey, it's none of those.
To be fair we're only a game away from the top but the reality is that if we don't kick on and avoid letting in sloppy goals, we might just be left to rue the missed opportunities when winning the league or not is no longer in our hands.
I must have been the only one that never celebrated our two goal comeback against Villa. I was too embarrased by the way we let a young Villa team boss us that I couldn't lift off the ground because we had drawn with them. I was still waiting for the third goal to finally celebrate when the ref blew his whistle.
Wigan Athletic visit OT expecting nothing from he game but so did West Brom and look what happened. In the second half of the season when Wigan go to Stamford Bridge, we'll write that weekend off as another 6-0 or something to them. There is no reason therefore as to why we should let our own complacency cost us points that we might spend the next summer agonising upon.
The centre of this fixture is Wayne Rooney who should start on the bench. I personally hope that we won't bring him in in search of a goal.
Anders Lindegaard has been chosen by Eric Steele to replace EVDS and hence has competed a switch to OT starting January 1. I hope he has a wonderful career with us.