Friday, 12 September 2014

NEW BEGINNINGS--MAN UNITED VS QPR PREVIEW

There's every chance that at least four players will be making their Old Trafford debuts when the team sheet for this weekend's fixture against QPR is released.
The make of the squad in what could be up to 6 changes from the side that drew with Burnley remains to be seen, but the attention will well and truly be on the star dust signings Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria. You somehow get the feeling that the rest of the squad upfront has to fit in alongside the pair as they are the big money buys.

United have been anything but United so far this season, winning none of their four competitive games this season. By full time at Turf Moor, you got the feeling that we were desperate for the international break, just so as to ease our injury crisis, if not allow the players an opportunity to regroup. Two further additions to the side on deadline day has for the 3rd time this season alone raised expectations at the club. At the moment, the club has the personnel to easily command  top 4 finish, but in this league, nothing is for granted. Until we go out and start picking all three points, the so called 'Gaalacticos' project will remain fascinating only on paper.

We've been blessed with such an easy start to the season that it's baffling how the wins column still reads Not. Granted, there's no easy games, but wining after playing poorly has, more than anything, accounted for our domination of English football. That it's a rarity these days is perhaps the biggest indictment of our decline.

Sunday though is perhaps a final opportunity for the managee and indeed the players fo finally get something going for the campaign. Win Big, and the pressure is off for that first win. Win small and the knives will at least be put away for another week. Lose and winning the next fixture will become even harder, regardless of the opposition. It therefore goes without saying that Sunday's fixture could yet shape the story of our season.

Even so, it's great to have Manchester United back on the telly!

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