After City’s 3-1 defeat to Tottenham earlier today, it now means United can wrap up the title against Aston Villa at home tomorrow night. City can now obtain a maximum of 83 points, and if we win tomorrow we’ll be on 84, giving us that historic #20. I fully expect Fergie to field a full strength side and go for the jugular.
We have looked very lethargic for a couple of months now but have somehow managed to grind out wins at important times – similar to Stoke away last weekend.
Shinji Kagawa was superb on Wednesday night and surely has to play tomorrow in his favoured position in behind the strikers. Although Rooney has received a lot of criticism recently he surely has to start up top alongside Robin van Persie.
Sir Alex confirmed that Ashley Young won’t feature for United again this season due to the injury he picked up in the derby. The boss also added that Vidic is badly bruised after the battering he took from Andy Carroll on Wednesday night. Apart from that he has an almost fully fit squad to choose from.
Gabby Agbonlahor looks set to return for the visitors as he recovers from a hip problem. Midfielder Gary Gardner looks set to be out for the season alongside Richard Dunne and Stylian Petrov who is still receiving Leukaemia treatment.
United have won four of their last six league games but drew against West Ham last time out. Villa have been picking up vital points recently, taking a decent return of 10 out of a possible 18. They picked up a 1-1 draw at home against Fulham last time out with N’Zogbia scoring their only goal. The biggest threat from their point of view has to be Benteke.
Manchester United @ 2/9
Draw @ 11/2
Aston Villa @ 10/1