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Squeaky bum time! Terrible performance tonight outdone again by work rate. We just didn't look interested until 75mins. Then it dawned on us that we could lose it. The one positive is this will serve as a huge warning to sharpen up!
United never do it the easy way. Losses in the run in last season and after going unbeaten all season losing to the bottom team in February. Wigan were excellent tonight and United seemed flat. But also they could have had a couple of penalties, a stonewall handball by Figueroa, Welbeck being blatantly held too. I only point this out because people never see it when decisions go against United, only for. All credit to Wigan though- getting what they deserved however. City will see a glimmer of hope but it is still United's to lose. City must beat Norwich at the weekend and scrap past Wolves both away games when their away form is poor. Even after the derby assuming City actually win it they travel away yet again, to Newcastle. That will be a huge game and Newcastle on their day can beat anyone. This run in will be far tighter than it should have been, but i still struggle to see United throwing it away considering City will almost certainly drop more points before the last game IMO. United seem to actually perform better under pressure when they know they need a result. It is a useful wakeup call in the run in, and it least Scholes has been rested, Nani is back and actually looked fairly sharp. Can't wait for the next round of games!
haahaa gaps down to 5 points now enit? city will beat u so it will come down to the last game(s) of the season. i reckon city could clitch it by a point
City's away form is still so poor.......they will almost certainly have to win every game to even stand a chance of winning it now. 3 away games from 5. They have to beat Norwich away this weekend (had a weeks rest, on a high after their last win against Spurs) United had a stern test there. Beat a scrapping desperate Wolves away. Beat United in the derby. (Take this for granted, United will probably only need a point there to finish City but its a must win and pressure for them) Go away to Newcastle flying high on stonking form (now the best in the league) and win there, then finally beat QPR fighting in the relegation battle who may need something to survive on the last day. I don't see this happening. I can only see more dropped points for City. Even if it does, United can still win the title by winning the other 4 out of 5. City are undoubtably still in there, but its a glimmer right now at best. Come back if City can get the gap down to less than 4 points before the big derby game. As long as United have control after the derby be it only by 1 point, Swansea and Sunderland will likely have nothing to play for by then as long as they are safe so the money still has to be on the red team of Manchester.
Yes their away form is very poor right now, but you never know when they bounce back into form. Either way, this is getting interesting.
Good news at least we will have excitment until the end I hope City wins the derby and it will go to the wire
Well, this was surprising. United allowing City to have a glimpse of hope in the last few games. As a neutral I hope there is another Man. United Draw so that the game between them and the last 2 games get really exciting.
i think teams are finally figuring out how to play us, stop valencia and theres no other real threat. theres definitely no threat from midfield with scholes not playing and young hasnt really done a lot in the last few games apart from help evra on the left. but once again fergie goes with chicharito upfront when we all know he cant hold the ball up for shit, hes good running onto the ball but in away games we need someone to hold the ball and link up play. he should have started with cleverly and welbeck in the first place, we were much better when they came on. if city beat norwich on saturday they will be 2 points behind which puts massive pressure on us for the villa game.
Let's not panic on tonight's performance, there was just no urgency from any of the players, Fergie won't let that happen again. This happens every year where we have 1 bogey match towards the end of the season but the team always recovers. Wigan played really well today and fully deserved the win, their no pushovers this season since they've beaten both Chelsea and Liverpool.
For the life of me I can't understand why Sir Alex kept Giggs on the field he was non existent for large parts of the match, he should of come off instead of Young. Hell I think it would of been better had we started 4-5-1 with Cleverly and Pogba in midfield with Carrick behind them and Rooney up front. The energetic youngsters with something to prove would of been better than the complacent experienced players at counteracting Wigans high octane pressing game. Evra also had a really bad game, Young was doing all his work in the first half.
Thank you Wigan! With United having a easier back9 then City, I'd figured they cruise with a D, never considered they get a L. Good for City, especially with are W. Everton will be United's next L, then on 4/30 they will fall to City....
Whoa, I actually thought City lost it! I knew United would drop points later on but not this soon. City now have a big chance. They're in it as much as Barca is in La Liga!
Are you pretending to write stupid comments?
No worries! 5 points clear, 3 home matches. We will lift the trophy at the end of the season. Wigan deserved to win.
I agree. No game is easy in the run in, but home to Villa, Home to Everton, Away to City, Home to Swansea, Away to Sunderland. The trickiest game there (besides the obvious) is the Sunderland away game- the last of the season. I think United probably won't need it. As long as they put away Villa and Everton then its all on City to win the derby game, all the pressure on them as a must win. Even if they win it, United would go home knowing they can beat Swansea at home to steady the ship for the final game. This is even assuming City beat a rested on form Norwich away, and then a scrappy desperate Wolves side, beat United, AND then beat Newcastle again away... It still seems a tall order for me for City. They will drop points, even with 5 games to go i don't see them winning every one. Whats more now United also have only one game a week to play til the end, their golden oldies will be able to play every game. Scholes was a big loss tonight, but he will back- no question.
As per usual arsenal's awful start to the season has cost them the league. BEST ENGLISH TEAM BY FAR.
And citys awful end of the season has cost them the league, and Newcastle and chelski and...
See how easy and stupid that sounds?
We have been there dome it got the T-shirt theres no difference his time. Had this happen all to often before. The team will know how to sort things out in the run in. Not to worry.
I agree with you im not worried at all as I trust in SAF.
WHAO, honestly didn't expected that from United.
I still think Utd will do it but as a neutral I am hoping the season comes down to the City-Utd match in a couple of weeks. Would be a cracking match!
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