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Why this United fan admits to being a hypocrite

Bolton Wanderers come to Old Trafford on March 19 then Manchester United will have the luxury of a full 14 days before having to play again. Why? Because there’s one of those dreaded international weeks scheduled in between. Now I despise hypocrisy whether it’s in football or life itself, I have always intensely disliked these sorts of interruptions to the Premier League but I’m now going to admit to being a total hypocrite myself by welcoming the coming break in the race for the title.

The reason is obvious to everyone, Manchester United is currently going through a worrying slump which needs to be arrested. Not only have three of the last five league matches resulted in defeats but up to ten key members of the squad have also been sidelined with injuries. On top of that, fatigue appears to have set in following the recent run of consecutive away fixtures.

With eight matches remaining after the Bolton visit, the break could not have come at a better time for Sir Alex Ferguson to get his team to regroup before setting out to finish off the job of regaining the title.

So yes, while I have vehemently argued against the pointless nature of these international weekends in the past, I happily confess to being a hypocrite in this instance. Can anyone blame me?

Do you expect Sir Alex to steady the ship after the international break?


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  1. Ben says:

    Let’s just hope we dont get any injuries during the break,

  2. Frank Scicluna says:

    That’s always a danger Ben but you can rest assured that anyone who’s not 100% will withdraw from the internationals

  3. Manu92 says:

    12 Mar FA Cup Arsenal H
    15 Mar UEFA Champions League Olympique de Marseille H
    19 Mar Barclays Premier League Bolton H
    02 Apr Barclays Premier League West Ham A
    09 Apr Barclays Premier League Fulham H
    01 May Barclays Premier League Arsenal A
    07 May Barclays Premier League Chelsea H TBC
    14 May Barclays Premier League Blackburn A TBC
    22 May Barclays Premier League Blackpool H TBC
    This is our fixtures list we if assume that united get’s eliminated from fa cup and the champions league. To be honest, i may sound like an idiot but i won’t mind losing to arsenal tonight and losing on away goals to marseille….because qualification will result in fixture congestion. More fixtures can result in more injuries and fatigue problem which will affect our premiere league games and also our cup games. It can result in united finishing the season trophy less!!! NOW I want united to win as many trophies as possible but the premiere league is my first priority, Arsenal will be in the most advantageous position if they lose tonight. Till the end of the season they’ll be playing only 1 game per week and will have only i game in midweek that is against spurs on april 20!!
    Dilemma for we United fan.!!. But that doesn’t mean i want them to suffer further defeats. We have to win tonight for the sake of answering the critics and proving the world that we are good enough to win big matches!!

  4. Manu92 says:

    And i don’t want a replay tonight. It’s the worst thing that can happen to us considering our away form and our game against Bolton will be postponed!!…Win or lose…but i DON’T WANT THE GAME TO END IN A DRAW!!!



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