Monday, August 26, 2013

Added importance

It's only MU's second game, but Man City's loss to Cardiff last night means there's added significance tonight.

Chelsea winning their Villa game, which was brought forward to mid last week, made it somewhat important for United to win their first home game of the season, even if it is still so very early on. But Man City losing means United have the chance to pull away from the other pretenders to the throne -- the noisy neighbours.

Having said that though, a draw or even a loss would not be the end of the world. Like I said, it is still so very early in the season.

The biggest question right now is whether Rooney will feature for United against the team he supposedly wants to join. Quite frankly, I don't believe the rumours. I think Rooney just wants an assurance that he will play in his favoured forward position and not be subjected to playing in the midfield.

So, I have the feeling that Moyes will play him, either sacrificing Welbeck or pushing the speedy striker to the wing.

Most pundits are going for a draw, with some saying Mourinho's lads will nick it. I have a feeling, though, that the Red Devils will prevail.

My prediction for the starting line-up: De Gea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Jones/Smalling, Carrick, Cleverley, Kagawa, Valencia/Zaha, Rooney, RVP.

The crystal ball says: MU 2-1 Chelsea

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