After the euphoria of Wednesday night’s win over Olmypiakos in the Champions League, which has been subdued somewhat with the news that Bayern Munich await us in the next round, it’s back to the depression of the league.
The 3-0 loss to Liverpool at Old Trafford last Sunday isn’t going to be forgotten in a hurry but at least a win today at Upton Park could go some way to restoring a bit of pride at United. The battle for fourth place is all but over for United and it’s now time to see which players are up willing to fight for the club game by game and perhaps earn themselves a starting place against Bayern Munich.
The bad news is last season’s top scorer Robin Van Persie is out for four to six weeks, the good news is Danny Welbeck, was superb against Olympiakos and should’ve done enough to earn his start. With Patrice Evra suspended for the Bayern Munich first leg, it’s time to give Alexander Buttner some games to prepare himself.
Here’s my predicted line up:
4-2-3-1: David De Gea, Rafael, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Alexander Buttner, Marouane Fellaini, Darren Fletcher, Danny Welbeck, Juan Mata, Nani, Wayne Rooney.