A bit of a be-lated review of the weekend but oh well....
United opened up an 8 point lead with a rather sour victory over QPR at home. I say sour because we could really have done without the controversial sending of of QPR's captain. Ashley Young was offside so the assistant ref should have flagged....but I'm not one to complain too much about decisions going in our favour. Wayne Rooney duly put away the chance but we somewhat seemed disturbed by the injustice or the fact that QPR were now a man short as it took us all of an hour to get the killer goal.
Patrick Vieira recently claimed that recalling Paul Scholes was a sign of desperation from us but after watching him seal the win on Sunday and then watch his side drift further behind us, I'm sure he's finding eating his words a bit bitter.
As far as the title race is concerned, we're now in a position where I'll commit suicide if we manage to throw away the title. An eight point gap with 6 games left should surely be enough for us now, for the simple reason that we have manager who should ensure that at worst we finish a point ahead of City now.
That said, the manager said he'd rest a few legs for tonight's meeting with Wigan; Now whilst it is understandable, given that we have another game on Sunday, we've yet to put up a midfield that can cope minus Scholes and Carrick. Cleverely might come in and he can do a job but the times I've seen him at his best are when he's got Welbeck upfront with whom he has a perfect understanding. Nani and Smalling could be the other players that come in whilst we could see Rio, Scholes and Carrick given a breather.
Ultimately though, I'd gladly take another scrappy win.
Winning the title at the Etihad is now a possibility, or even better is staying so far ahead and earning ourselves a guard of honour at Wastelands.
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!