International break now. Chance for Rashford etc to have a rest, hopefully no other injuries come back! Wayne Rooney will also be fit after the break in which we have 8 games left;
Aston Villa H
Crystal Palace H
West Ham A
So 5/8 games at Old Trafford! Will admit as BRILLIANT as Rashford has been, we really need Wayne Rooney back for this last final push, he is in great form in 2016, not saying drop Rashford though, if anything Rashford with Rooney is only better for the kid as we know he can pick out a pass. Great result today, beating City in their own back yard is always pleasant. Said all week I think we can beat them, they’re not that good as we proved, if anything they’re just as shit as us, perhaps the Agueros & Kompanys just edge it for them. We lack match winners. But yeah, shutting our noisy neighbours a bit! Hart & Sterling out for a month, Kompany a month aswell, they’ve won 2 league games since the Pep news broke, they’re really gonna struggle to finish top 4, we can do it! But we are so inconsistent, if any time to put a run together it’s now. Even though getting CL football & winning the FA cup might even keep Van Gaal his job, you still take it. Just need focus!
On Van Gaal, I do want him gone in the Summer, even if we remarkably win the cup and get 4th, I just think it sets us up beautifully for the next man & Van Gaal can go with his head held high if we pulled it off. Always one to criticise him cause he is a fuckin idiot, but I will give credit today, picked the right team and made the right subs, even bringing on Bastian I was a bit weary because of inviting pressure, I kept thinking take of Mata and throw on Memphis, we’d have a fast attacking 4 as we kept counter attacking we could have easily have finished the game off, but the sub shut them down. I thought everyone was on game today.
West Ham are still 5th for now, got a decent run of fixtures too, another team we have to deal with. Liverpool had a good week against us, but makes the day just a little better stretching a 6 point lead over them and seeing their fans go back into hiding.
Manchester was born red, red today & will still be red when the Sun blows up and kills everyone.