Saturday, March 19, 2011

Another three points

It's another league tie at Old Trafford, and you should expect another win.

Bolton is always a tough side, but United are terribly strong at home and should have no problem getting through this tie unscathed, at least in terms of points.

The player to watch in the Bolton side, however, will be on-loan striker Daniel Sturridge, who has scored four goals in five games since coming over from Chelsea.

Jonny Evans and Park Ji-Sung return to the United side and I expect the former to slot into Vidic's spot as the United captain is still out injured. Smalling will remain in the side as Ferdinand is still out as well. Reports have it that he may be out for the rest of the season because of the troublesome calf injury.

With Rafael out, we may see Brown taking over the rightback spot. But don't be surprised to find Fabio keeping the slot after a pretty convincing stab at it in Europe. Evra should be back at leftback.

It remains to be seen whether Park will be taking any part in the side, although with the injuries that we have, it may be so.

I expect Carrick to be in the middle of the field, and perhaps a start for Gibson. Nani and Valencia on the flanks, perhaps, with Rooney and Berba up front.

A relatively comfortable 2-0 win for MU, I figure.

European mess

No. I'm not talking about both Liverpool and Man City crashing out of the Europa League.

Sad to see, though that was, it wasn't a mess. Things like that happen, after all. The ball is round and games can go either way.

What I'm talking about is Spurs coach Joe Jordan being banned a game by UEFA. What was that about?

When Gattuso attacked him, he did nothing but stand his ground. Later, AC Milan officials claimed Gattuso said Jordan had sent racial slurs his way. If that is why UEFA banned him, then I hope they have proof. If they don't, and are just taking the word of Milan and Gattuso, then the entire disciplinary board should resign.

If they do have proof, then they have every right to ban him. Let's hope the truth comes out, and soon

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