For Manchester United, they’re certainly in the last chance saloon where qualifying for the Champions League is concerned.
A truly horrendous run of form means that we’ll need to win our last three to even give ourselves a chance at pulling off the impossible. It’s a long shot, but it all starts with a game against Chelsea on Sunday.
Before the clash at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer met the media to give us that all-important team news. Thankfully, there were no negatives, in fact, we’ve been boosted with the manager claiming that Ander Herrera is back in training and he’ll ‘probably’ be involved.
“[There are] three games left of the season and Ander has been training, he’s been enthusiastic,” Ole told the media, including ManUtd.com.
“He’ll probably be involved. I think he’s fit enough to be involved on Sunday. I can’t guarantee it, because there’s still two days left, but he’s trained the last two days.”
Whether Herrera stays or goes this summer, it’s irrelevant at this point in time. The Basque is still a United player right now and he’ll want to impress over these last few games.
It’s easy to forget but he still should be a regular starter for this club. Put everything to one side, he has a key role to play from now until the season’s end. I don’t think it’s a stretch to suggest he could well be the difference between us finishing in the top four and us not.
Hopefully, his head is in the right place and he’s ready to play come 4:30pm Sunday. Who knows, we could see one of those man-marking masterclasses on Eden Hazard from him…