UEFA Champions League: Wed, 29th Apr, Old Trafford
The chance to become the first team to defend the European Cup successfully under its new edition is still alive and the next team in our path are our familiar old foes Arsenal. It's our first meeting against a fellow English side in this competition so in that sense it will be interesting to see how these games will differe from the Premier League games that have always been very entertaining affairs.
We looked a devastating force going forward in the 2nd half against Spurs this past weekend and Tevez's performance in particular won't have gone unnoticed to Sir Alex so with Giggsy and Anderson fully rested it wouldn't surprise me if Dimitar was to get the chop for this one, he did very well against Spurs but Tevez just galvanised the whole team and it's that sort of drive we'll need on Wednesday.
Evra for me is the main worry , his confidence is in absolute tatters and his direct opponent in this game will be Theo Walcott and he is unforgiving on the counters or if you stand off him which Evra seems to enjoy doing these days. Unless he sorts himself out I don't see us getting a clean sheet sadly.
Arsenal will be missing Van Persie, Gallas, Clichy and the cup tied Arshavin so thats a boost to us but we must not underestimate them, they are still a very good side that can put together a move at any given moment.
My prediction for this one would be 3-1, Rooney, Ronaldo and Tevez grabbing the goals for us. :thumbsup: :hopeful:
Special mention to Ryan Giggs, this will be his 800th game in our wonderful shirt and here's hoping for another 100. roud: