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Are United In Crisis?

Four points dropped, three strikers out and Ronaldo suspended. Things look pretty bleak, don't they?

Of course, from some point of view, we are indeed in crisis. We do not have enough strikers, we lost our two best players for some time and it seems we can't score goals to save our lives. Already four points behind Chelsea with a Manchester derby coming up.

But I would point out that this crisis is not as deep as many imagine. First, Carlos Tevez is here and put it a good performance against Portsmouth.

Secondly, we'll still have Anderson and probably soon Saha and that might ease the problems. The ridiculous thing is that had we put away our chances, now we'd talk about our perfect start. Pompey were outclassed until their equaliser and Reading were battered, hanging on by their fingernails for the entire game.

So the problems are not grave. It's not that we are playing badly or suffer from lack of imagination or defensive fragility. It's just that we can't kill off our opponents if we have them at our mercy - but it can change. We were ruthless last season and hopefully we'll rediscover it.

We must beat City, we can agree in that and after that two home games are coming up. Spurs and Sunderland must not take off any points and if we can gain nine points from the next three games, then we'll be alright. If not... we'll discuss it then.

Anyway, I'm off to a holiday therefore you'll get your editor back on Tuesday. In the meantime, keep the faith and don't forget: you still support the Champions so no need to panic. Especially if we put Sven and his men firmly back to their place.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 17 2007

Time: 11:17AM

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2 draws? still undefeated so its not to say that they are in a crisis. The only real worry is that they cant put the ball in the net. the Scholes goal aside it dosent look like united are that capable of winning game by a decent margin.
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17/08/2007 12:37:00

with us to play next i think united have a hard run the next two games. we have it all to play for and will think (with some of your best players out) we have a good chance. i still tip you for the title but i cant see your start getting any better soon. i have city down to win. all the best though, would like to see you play the great football of last year.
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19/08/2007 11:05:00

yes you are, but don't panic you have an easy 3 points with tittenham up next.
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19/08/2007 19:46:00

It's Now 7 Points Lost Ans DEFEATED.....The Championship Is Looming..........................!
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19/08/2007 21:51:00

well it would appear tht they are now
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20/08/2007 00:36:00

And this week it could be all over when the Spuds come to town.
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21/08/2007 14:45:00


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