In typical United fashion, Manchester United took a threshold of the League title with a late 1-0 win over Everton.
Javier Hernandez is increasingly giving Sir Alex little choice but to start him every week ahead of Berbatov by notching yet another vital goal--possibly his most important for the club so far.
Yesterday was one of those days when you feared that the ball wouldn't get sucked in--largely because Everton put up some fantastic resilient defending. Credit to United though for they kept huffing and puffing and in the end got their just reward.
I blogged prior to this post that the manager needs to select his best team for the league games because that is our priority. The team news was therefore disturbing and but for that late goal, we might have been starring at the real possibility of losing out on the title given the results of the evening. Thankfully though the manager's gamble did pay off--but that was not until some of those he held back made it on the field.
Anderson's passing was brilliant at times but I thought he did put as many to the wrong player. Gibson is paid to shoot so failing to nail it on target in four attempts means that he had a bad day a the office by his standards. Nani seems a better player on the right whilst I thought Jonny Evans needs to do away with a clumsiness in his tacking--not all refs will wave them away.
The gap at the top remains at six points with just four left to play. Victory at the Emirates next Sunday will mean that six points against Chelsea the following week could win us the title in front of our home fans.
For now though, how about we book our date with destiny by 'kindly' applauding Shackle 04 and reminding them that they've reached as far as they could go in Europe?
Onwards and Upwards!