United’s trip to the Boleyn Ground- or Upton Park as it’s known- tonight could prove one of the final nails in the coffin that is Manchester City’s paper thin title hopes. A win for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men and regardless of what City do at home to Wigan, the title race is effectively over as it would take the Reds to lose their remaining five games to hand Mancini’s men the title.
Wins at West Ham can’t be taken for granted though, as going back as far as 91/92 and 94/95 visits to the East End of London have proved disastrous for the Reds in title races. This trip is a little different though as United have never been in a stronger position visiting the Hammers in the latter stages of a season.
With almost a full squad of players to choose from Sir Alex can afford to really go for it against old mate Sam Allardyce, although he may want to rest some of those who played at Stoke on Sunday.
Here’s my United line up:
DDG, Rafael, Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Danny Welbeck, Robin Van Persie.
Can the likes of Carrick, RVP and Rio play two games in four days? Let us know you’re starting XI:
DDG, rafael, ferdinand, vidic, evra
Kagawa. Carrick, cleverly, rooney
Yes they can play it…….the lin_up is perfect
No gigs,melbaCk only kagawa,hernades must play. Sir Alex gone mad these days,even last yrs also only because of him.
I would be happy with the same team as Sunday. Whether Vidic and Ferdinand can play again after only 3 days I am not sure. Hasn’t happened ( those two playing successive games less than a week apart) for a very long time.
BTW the maths in this blog are wrong. Citeh can still get 86 points and could still end up with a better goal difference so even if we win 2night we will need at least a win and a draw or four draws from the last five games to make Citeh’s results irrelevant..