Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Squad Utilization!

Squad Utilization!

United fly out to Portugal in a comfortable position having won the first three games of the group stages in the Champions League.

A win against FC Braga, on Wednesday evening, or even a draw should see us qualify for the knockout stages, something we failed to do last season.

Knowing that qualification, for the next stages, is all but certain, it allows Sir Alex Ferguson to utilize his squad, resting players where deemed necessary and bring in others who wouldn`t normally feature.

One area where this could prove to be particularly beneficial is at the heart of the defence. With Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Nemanja Vidic all absent, through injury, the fact that the former two are fast approaching full fitness will allow the aging Rio Ferdinand to recuperate for longer periods between important games, or as Sir Alex put it in his pre-match press interview,

"The game in Braga will give me a chance to utilize my squad. I`ll be making some changes."

"If we can get the win it`s better, but we want to make sure we qualify first. If we do, it gives me options to utilize Smalling and Jones."

"Then we can make sure that Ferdinand is fresh for all these games. I won`t have to worry about playing him Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday."

"That`s an important tissue. I don`t expect Vidic to be back until Christmas so it adds back-up in that respect."


Back-up we`ve lacked, at the heart of our defence, all season!



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

Writer:Red Boy
Date:Tuesday November 6 2012
Time: 4:54PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Manchester United Lag in Shirt Sales!

The name of Manchester United is famous the world over.

Behaviour Rules - Some Initial Reaction

Various rules on what is and isn't acceptable are being rolled out this season in an attempt to reduce 'intolerable behaviour' towards match day officials. What's the initial reaction?

United - The Insignificant Nine

Set to depart Old Trafford this summer.

United`s Pereira Set For Loan Spell

But where is still unknown!

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)

Who Do You Expect to Leave Old Trafford First?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Schweinsteiger!63%
Depay!27%
Mata!10%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Jacelow1
2.TheFamousNo71
3.Cathal P Forde1
4.Big AL11