The fourth match for Manchester United is coming up on Tyneside against a familiar rival, Newcastle United and I’m itching to watch in the next 40 minutes exactly even if I may miss out on my beauty sleep. The buck stops with the Gaffer or the Manager and in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer I trust. Forget Mauricio Pochettino, forgive Jose Mourinho, forsake David Moyes, fade with the policies of Louis Van Gaal, fault Ryan Giggs for his tactical acumen, The Smiling Assasin is the one that I believe in.
The start is reminiscent of the last season when we won two out of the first nine. In a similar vein, we have lost two out of three and even the one that we managed to win against Brighton and Hove Albion was by the scruff of the neck or just about.
Ole came up with a statement recently talking of being together as a group, as one and seemingly no differences with the outburst of Bruno Fernandez who was at pains to explain the start to the season. Paul Pogba has been tied down with an extension in which the club was within its rights to do so by prolonging his contract till 2022. However, the NOISE from Pogba was about Real Madrid being a ‘dream club’
Players come and go but the philosophy and the ethos remain which is what Ole is trying to achieve. There is many a slip between the CUP and the lip and there are several competitions to vie for. Being Man United is about victories and championships and with the group that we have, IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING. Merci, Justine Henin Hardenne.
This season is about hopes and dreams and as Mikael Silvestre, the erstwhile United defender put it, Old Trafford or The Theater of Dreams needs to be a fortress. Man United for life and the next generation is the mantra that I follow and may this never recede in terms of trust and belief. Ole has made five changes from the mauling against Tottenham Hotspurs and I believe today is the REACTION!
Glory, glory Man United! #GGMU
Ps- Marcus Rashford is now an MBE(Member of the British Empire). Congratulations Marcus! You deserve it.