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Preview: United – Sunderland

Posted by hakanrylander on December 6, 2008

The big question here is of course whether Carlos Tevez will start, after his hat-trick and impressive performance against Blackburn in mid-week. I certainly think he should. A home game against Sunderland might be a good time to give Rooney a rest. As frequent visitors to this blog might have realised I regard Berbatov as virtually untouchable.

"Welcome home, Keano!"

"Welcome home, Keano!"

Ricky Sbragia will be in temporary charge of Sunderland as Roy Keane has gone to the dogs. Sometimes the departure of a manager can have strange psychological effects, and Sunderland might raise their game tonight.

My line-up: Foster (yes, it’s time to give him a run of games); Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Anderson; Park, Tevez, Ronaldo; Berbatov.

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2 Responses to “Preview: United – Sunderland”

  1. Keano, my all time favourite!
    Maybe a better leader on the pitch than beside it.

  2. hakanrylander said

    A great player, no doubt. I particularly remember his marvellous leadership-on-the-pitch performance when United came from 0-2 down to win 3-2 against Juventus in Turin in 1999. But he had too much of a violent streak to rank up there with my all-time favourites. I don’t want my favourites to deliberatly injure an opponent. He also appears to have a mental instability that has now probably scuppered what could have been a brilliant career in management.

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