Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Carrick As Centre-Back? Oh Dear

Carrick As Centre-Back? Oh Dear

United's injury situation at the back is desperate again: Wes Brown and Gary Neville are out of Tuesday's game at Inter Milan while both John O'Shea and Jonny Evans are very doubtful.

With Vidic suspended, it is beginning to look like that United do not have a complete back four available for the clash. Which means that it's possible that either Michael Carrick or Darren Fletcher will be drafted in to play centre-back.

Well, I'm drenched in cold sweat at the very thought. Carrick might even do a job there - but what kind of midfield shall we have then? Scholes is surely not up to three games in 6 days and his defending leaves a lot to be desired anyway. The Giggs-Fletcher pairing worked fantastically against Chelsea but this will be Mourinho's Inter at the San Siro which is another prospect altogether.

A nice way, though, to keep your mind off the problems is watching the 2007/08 season review. I can only recommend it to everyone: it never gets boring to see United becoming English and European Champions!



For the very latest Premier League odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Monday February 23 2009
Time: 9:20AM

Comments

0
I can only hope either a) our attack is brilliant so defence doesn't matter b) we hang on for a good result c) we play like we did against Barca with fantastic team spirit. But the defence looks worrying
Man utd champions
23/02/2009 19:13:00
0
Fergie promised we'd look to attack and play for a win - but he had promised that before the visit at the Nou Camp. I think we'll be hanging on grimly as long as they don't score.
Zae
23/02/2009 21:53:00
0
Well, I think you guys will go for a draw. Really, that is the best thing you can expect at the San Siro leg..
JT_daniel
24/02/2009 02:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Linked to Verratti

With Jose Mourinho intent on adding to the Manchester United squad this summer, we`re all trying to second-guess who might be on his wish-list.

No Manchester United Return for Joyce

As United seek a fresh face to manage the U23 side.

Rashford to Start for England

Tonight, over in Dortmund, England play a friendly fixture against their old rivals Germany.

Rooney Back to Everton Talk Gathering Momentum

It`s all quiet on the domestic front as the international scene takes over and rudely interrupts the Premier League.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Middlesbrough (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea10%
Bailly2%
Smalling0%
Jones0%
Young0%
Carrick0%
Fellaini4%
Valencia37%
Mata2%
Rashford4%
Lingard37%
Rojo4%
Martial0%
Darmian0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 9 2017 1:30PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 16 2017 4:00PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 2:15PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 27 2017 8:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Vital Football Comment