Former striker pens pre-United column.
Any game against Manchester United is always an exciting one as a player.
Sometimes it’s nice to get straight into the next game rather than have an international break, but maybe it’ll be a blessing in disguise.
Losing Steven Fletcher – alongside Lee Cattermole – is a blow but as the manager says we have to get on with it
- Martin Smith
The lads who’ve been away will have been back in on Thursday and then done some more training today, but unfortunately they haven’t all come back fit.
Losing Steven Fletcher – alongside Lee Cattermole – is a blow but as the manager says we have to get on with it.
Steven has played in nearly every game and there tends to be points in the season where players get injured – unfortunately it’s now.
It’s a shame but there’s chances for others – the likes of Danny Graham - to lead the line.
Connor Wickham is in there too having spent a bit of time away. Having scored for England U21s in midweek he’ll be confident and there’s a chance there for either or both of them.
There’s been talk regarding Manchester United’s team but you can be sure of one thing – whichever team they play is going to be 11 excellent, international-class players.
Sir Alex will play an XI he feels can win the game and they have so many attacking options.
Of course we know it’s not going to be easy and we’re going to have to be at our best and ride a bit of luck.
United aren’t going to take it easy here – but in football you never know.