When I compared the remaining fixtures for both United and City a few games ago I put this one down as a draw for United and a win for City. So, I expected City to catch up at this stage. I was only a point out. However, I must admit I’m a little concerned, based on United’s overall performance. It wasn’t good. And City scored four with no reply. That must put an extra spring in their step for the next game.
City play on Saturday 14th April, away to Norwich City. On my list of remaining games I have this one down as a draw. Norwich have been impressive this season and City have struggled away from home. But if City do win, the gap at the top will be down to just two points, putting extra pressure on United when they play on Sunday 15th April. We have Aston Villa at home and I have this one down as a home win. If we slip up again it really will be ‘squeaky bum’ time as Sir Alex would say.
As we had put ourselves in such a strong position, it would be unthinkable to lose out to our City rivals. We certainly have to up our game. Will he bring the mercurial Paul Scholes back for the Villa game? I expect a few changes as Sir Alex was clearly unhappy for much of the game against Wigan. He was standing in the technical area for much of the game.
Still, this is why we love football. You can’t take anything for granted. There will no doubt be more twists and turns to come and our game against City on 30th April could be decisive. On my list, I have that down as a draw. I hope that will be enough. Looking forward to the weekend, but if City win on Saturday, my nerves will be jangling on Sunday when we play Villa. Five points ahead with five games to play. Is that going to be enough?