Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Still on track for 4?

The dream died of a 5 trophy haul at the weekend with a poor performance against Everton in the FA Cup which saw us getting put out on penalties. However we are still on track to bag 4 trophies this season which wouldn’t be too shabby, but do we have enough in the tank to see it through?

Our performances have been poor of late with the team looking out of sorts, particularly defensively. At the start of the season we were impenetrable but now we appear to be there for the taking at times.

Our squad is no different from the team that looked unstoppable earlier in the season but complacency creeped into the team and they haven’t been able to get back to winning ways. We should have enough to see us through in the league but the Champions League is going to be far from easy.

The teams left in the Champions League are all top quality teams and with Arsenal starting to show some form again, so they will be difficult to beat.

We need our top players to show they want to play for the Man Utd shirt and regain some of the form that saw us crowned European Champions last season. If we can see it through back to back European trophies would be no more than Sir Alex deserves.

By Danny Watson, a professional sports writer who blogs about football news.