i know, i know. i've been been gone a long time just like the team's form. 13 consecutive clean sheets and all of a sudden... poof!!!! goals flying in like pans thrown at a drunk husband by a very angry wife. very bad pun or whatever it's called. i don't care right now. all i really want to do now is to see the Red Devils negotiate one of their most important weeks of the season without a hitch. we've got Porto away for a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League and then a trip to Wembly for the a place in the F.A. Cup final against Everton.
before the Liverpool game, there was a hope, very real hope of bagging an unprecedented five trophies. but now we seem to be struggling everywhere, fighting to stay ahead. the league is intriguingly poised with just a point keeping us ahead of the scousers. though there is a game in hand, i would rather it were three points in the bag than that.
this week is pivotal. should we crash out of the two remaining knock-out competitions (God forbid), i think we could even end up losing the league title. with the defence looking very shaky every time we play, even against weak (supposedly) oppositions, Porto will be a tough task. and having granted them two away goals, it is upto us to force the game and try to win it as there is no other way.
the wembley game is on sunday if i am not mistaken. and we will be facing an everton side that's playing with a lot of confidence and in very good form. but i think sir Alex won't be too bothered about that. what will surely weigh on his mind will be how to come away from Lisbon with a chance to have a crack at Champions league history after a potential semi-final clash with Arsenal.