A Manchester United Perspective of Today's Match: Spurs Fans Beware

Prthvir SolankiCorrespondent ISeptember 12, 2009

WIGAN, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22:  Dimitar Berbatov of Manchester United celebrates with his team mates after scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United at the DW Stadium on August 22, 2009 in Wigan, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

While reading the preview of the United vs Tottenham match in this morning's papers, something kept buzzing in my head.

The buzzing sounded a lot like '5-2...5-2...' and I was transported to 25th April 2009..

I was kicking everything I saw! I could not believe the scoreline! Two goals down to Tottenham! But there was still some hope, it was only halftime.

For some unknown reason, I always felt I was gonna sleep happy that night. Second half and out came the now-traitor Carlos Tevez. Then was bliss.

Immaculate football, amazing passing, and Ronaldo was at his bloody brilliant best. But it was Rooney who was scaring the pants off Harry Redknapp. Playing on his unfavoured left side, Rooney mesmerised both the defenders and the crowd.

The audience began singing and chanting and everyone was on their feet. But that goal wasn't coming. Then Howard Webb gave a tough-to-judge decision and the penalty was all that was needed to switch on the shower of goals.

Rooney and Ronaldo scored four goals alternatively within fifteen minutes. I, and a million other people around the world, were on a high.

But it was Berbatov's name I wanted on the score-sheet. For all the criticism he got, he played like GOD! That £30 million Ferguson paid seemed like change, I was always on neutral. He was never gonna be a Ruud but he was good.

But on that day, he unleashed his talent. I've been a fan ever since that goal he scored. Apr. 25th: A day to remember.

Fast forward just under five months.

Tottenham fans must be jumping around like mad after the start they've had. A 100 percent record is a great start. But now it's time to play the big boys, son. (Those counting Liverpool as "big" are nutters)

Man Utd are off to an excellent start compared to the previous seasons. A win against Arsenal would have just bolstered the confidence. Rooney is in the form of his life and Berbatov is beginning to find his footing.

Valencia seems good, but his scoring output will be low. Nani has been very good and seeing him step into Ronaldo's shoes is heartening. Fletcher has been awesome, emerging as one of the best midfielders in the league.

Carrick has been OK but he'll find his way back. Giggs and Scholes have always been good but I find they're a touch better this time around. Evra, for me, is the best left back in the world. Vidic IS the best center back in the world and he has been in brilliant form.

Rio is back so that is more good news. Right-back has been a problem for the last year with a lot of injuries occurring but O'Shea seems up to the task. Foster has been really good but there are rumours of a Van Der Sar comeback today.

All in all, Tottenham look like...ummm...faeces in front of United. I'm not saying Tottenham can't win, I'm saying they have no chance. After their last meeting, I'll be screaming, "ENCORE PLEASE!"


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