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- May 8, 2011
United will be five points clear of fourth place Liverpool if Liverpool beat Swansea.
I think we are now in a 5 team fight for 4 spots because of those 3 draws but to write us off is crazy talk but I feel we need to reinforce in January to make sure.On the radio yesterday they wrote united out of the top 4. Unbelievable.
Doesn’t every team have this problem?Injuries are piling up again and it’s a big problem as it means we have to keep changing our starting XI so no settled line up and it also makes it almost impossible for him to rotate and keep people fresh as he’s constantly having to put out fires because he loses another player.
Not sure City have had the issues we’ve had and I think it’s why they’ve run away with it like Chelsea did last season they’ve found a rhythm and never really looked back.Doesn’t every team have this problem?
I think that and the performance vs Derby were really positive the team looked happy, hungry, relentless and maybe more importantly together whereas over Xmas it seemed like they’d run out of steam a bit and weren’t all pulling together. I think the manager can take credit for that since his press conference he’s now portraying a happier focused Mourinho like whatever was bothering him isn’t anymore and he’s raised the mood around the place which is what great managers do.If we can continue to play as we did in the second half against Everton, we'll hold second place comfortably. That's a big 'if' though.
CL final, Sanchez, 90th minute winner vs CityI'm hoping Sanchez has a galvanising effect with us that will lift us to the end of the season and we finish 2nd as I can't see City dropping 12 points but you just never know.
I think it’s still a race. 7 points can disappear so quickly in this league. I don’t think we are a better side than Liverpool, Chelsea & Spurs but we probably have better strength in depth than them to handle injuries plus the way we play is less physically taxing.Are we still in a race?? I mean we and city are nailed on to finish in the top 4 barring a spectacular collapse.
Think the strain of a European calender plus cup progress has caught up to them this season, they weakened their starting XI in the summer no doubt losing Matic & Costa for Bakayoko & Morata has made their best XI weaker not stronger.That's the thing, everyone is raving about Liverpool and Spurs but there 4th and 5th, its all good and well pressing and having this flowing attacking football but if one of them miss out on top 4, does it really matter.
Although saying that, I personally think Chelsea will miss out, dunno what's going on there.
Yeah Christensen went off injured after 30 minutes and Bournemouth him them with a couple of quick goals and they never really looked back.I couldn't believe it when I saw the score between them and Bournemouth on Wednesday night, I thought it was a misprint. That's a shocking result. We've got them at the end of the month though.
Which game did you watch? They were camped out in their own half during the whole of the first half. With spurs having the majority of the possession and the opportunities. Though none of them were clear cut enough.I think if Liverpool & Chelsea win their games this weekend then it's over I think as I can't see two teams falling away.
Something like 3 wins away from home all season for Arsenal isn't good enough to make up 6 points in 11 games they probably need to be near perfect I think the only thing they have in their advantage is they've played most of the big boys home and away now. They've done Liverpool, Spurs & Chelsea home and away think they've got City at home and Utd away while that means they've got easy games to play it also means they don't have the chance to pull teams above them back close to them as they don't have the games against them.
They played ok first half game was pretty even but Spurs ripped them apart for 30 minutes in the 2nd half and really should've battered them.
Watched it live Spurs created one good chance the Kane header lots of possession but nothing to really show for it, Arsenal looked dangerous on the break but Mkhitaryan wasted a couple of crossing chances and a very tight offside went against them.Which game did you watch? They were camped out in their own half during the whole of the first half. With spurs having the majority of the possession and the opportunities. Though none of them were clear cut enough.