What’s this? Am I brown nosing our Premier League rivals? Far from it. The fact is that the further Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea, City and Liverpool go in Europe – and for that matter in the FA Cup, the better Manchester United’s chances are of getting that highly desired, record breaking 19th title. Oh, apologies to the Scousers, I momentarily forgot that the FA Cup is already over for you this year. The last thing United need is for one of them to have nothing else to concentrate upon but the Premier League. Remember that possible decisive advantage Chelsea held over United last season after being eliminated from Europe by Inter Milan?
Tottenham now holds a good advantage over AC Milan following it’s 1-0 victory at the San Siro while City are in pole position having secured a scoreless draw in Greece. What United now want is for Arsenal to get a decisive result over Barcelona at the Emirates together with what should be a straightforward passage for Chelsea over Copenhagen. Always assuming of course that United can overcome Marseilles over their two legs.
Club rivalry is only beneficial up to a certain point, the big picture is what’s really important. Although I love to see Liverpool get beaten at every opportunity, their defeat of Chelsea last week suited United down to the ground and must confess that I was actually willing them on! Yes, a United fan who was actually cheering for the Scousers. It may be regarded as blasphemous by some but hey, if it helps our position on the table, I will be more than happy to do it again.
So from a Manchester United tragic, good luck guys, I hope you will go as far as you can in your Cup competitions – until you have to meet United along the way to the finals.
Do you want to see our rivals survive in their Cup Competitions?