There are only two matches that matters this weekend in
Logic tells you that United and
- Wigan boss Steve Bruce is a former United player; how closely allied is he with United and will his team lie down for
? Man U. Wigan’s home pitch is a mess, well less than perfect, and will destroy United’s precise game.
- Wayne Rooney is officially doubtful for the title decider, leaving a gaping hole in the
U. attack. Man. Boltonplayers have been partying all week, says Sir Alex. Never mind Wiganlaying down, what about the Wanderers, he asks.
- Sven Goran Eriksson is suddenly linked with the
job 48 hours before the game(s) of the year. Is he really in line to replace Avram Grant? What if Grant wins the Premiership--AND the Champions League? How do you replace him? Chelsea
- Ricardo Carvalho is doubtful for
Chelsea, leaving a gaping hole in the back. Chelsea
- The experts like Manchester United.
Sensible fans will realize that all of this is hype, and come kickoff, not of it matters. There are simple counters to all of these theories:
- Steve Bruce is a professional and his team will give an honest effort.
- The messy pitch is there for both teams.
- Rooney will play.
- Football players party all the time, this week is no different for Bolton (nor United,
Chelseaor Wiganfor that matter).
- Sven isn’t going anywhere near the
- Carvalho will play.
- Why wouldn’t the experts like United with so many factors in United’s favor.
In the end, talent and desire--and the best team wins out. Unless United succumbs to “squeaky-bum time,” it beats Wigan,
It only makes sense.