Fletcher's Absence Is A Huge Blow
Darren Fletcher is out of tonight's game at Porto which is as grievous as it can get. Even though Rio Ferdinand, Anderson and Rafael are all fit, we'll dearly miss Darren Fletcher.
His hamstring injury robs us of the only player who offers the qualities of Owen Hargreaves who's been desperately missed throughout the campaign. In his absence, the midfield will be even more lightweight than usual...
Good news is that Anderson is fit and I think he's a shoo-in to start against his old club. Along with Carrick they will offer protection to the defence and support to the attacking three of Rooney, Giggs and Ronaldo while Berbatov will play the lone striker role.
It is of course my opinion only as we may never know how Fergie's going to approach a given game. But I feel that the tactics of the San Siro will serve us well and that's what he'll choose with Rooney instead of Park and unfortunately Anderson instead of Fletcher.
But there is hope, especially as finally we'll have a decent enough defence again.