Sir Alex received a nasty gift on his 70th birthday a few minutes ago, as Blackburn Rovers stunned United at Old Trafford to claim a 2-3 win, and keep Man City on top of the league table, the latter playing tomorrow away to Sunderland, and will finish top of the first part of the season irrespective of what they do in their match. Yakubu had scored two goals, one in each half, to put United 0-2 behind, but Berbatov responded with two of his own to pull the Red Devils back, however, while many were waiting for United to complete their comeback, Hanley took full opportunity of De Gea’s mistake to rise and head home the winner for Blackburn with 10 minutes remaining , but United could not get back to even claim 1 point from this game, and if Man City do take their chances tomorrow, they’ll be 3 points clear, and will be big favourites to win the title.
It has to be noted that United played with a makeshift team yet again, with Rooney left out of the team, while De Gea returned in goal, but failed to keep a cleansheet, and was the one to be blamed for the final goal. Even if Sir Alex recently stated he will not buy in January, it does seem that reinforcements are needed, certainly at the back and in midfield, as playing Carrick as centre back can be useful in some games, but not in most games, same for Valencia, as he is more impressive when he’s on the right wing as a midfield rather than a defender. Sir Alex’s birthday and new year parties must have surely been spoilt by this result… Hopefully he’ll manage to get a good strategy for Wednesday, as Newcastle await to receive the Red Devils, and the former did manage to take away a draw from Old Trafford a few weeks back.