It's Pompeys against the Red Devils in today's Barclay's 14th Premier League Week.
United havent done exceedingly well at the Pompey's in the last 3 years. They've lost thrice in the last 6 games against the Minnows who are always facing the risk of being relegated but are still hanging on in the Premier League list somehow.
Sir Alex Ferguson will be in the fans today as he resumes his 1st touch-line ban today. If he creates any more nuisance he will face more fines and another 2-match ban... So he better stay mum :|
Whereas on the other hand, Pompeys have promised to make Fergie's efforts to communicate with his assistants "unheard" ! They promise to make as much noise as possible in order to frustrate the Scot even more..
Berbatov and Rooney will start for United as the Bulgarian has fully recovered from his ankle injury. Fergie will be having his strongest squad in today's game and wants to avoid a dissapointing defeat after a miraculous 3-0 win against Everton. United need to carry on with their brilliant and take all the positives from the heart-breaking Besiktas defeat.
Portsmouth have their new boss "Avram Grant" who is managing the side for the first time. He was kicked out of Chelsea after the dramatic UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE final penalties which Chelsea lost :) Pompey players have responded brilliantly and have promised to give Avram nothing but a Win.
Certainly, United is under Pressure at Pompey. A defeat here could lead to some serious issues.
On the other hand, this could be one of the biggest weekends for United as Chelsea faces Arsenal tomorrow.If Arsenal is able to defeat the Blues and the Red Devils rattle of the Pompey's then United will only be 2 points away from the TOP SPOT.
I hope Red Devils and the Gunners won't let us down.
UNITED: Van Der Sar; Rafael, Brown, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Scholes, Fletcher, Giggs; Rooney, Berbatov
POMPEYS: Ashdown; Hreidarssoh, Ben Haim, Wilson, Kaboul; Mullins, Mokoena, O Hara, Boateng, Brown; Dindane.
Portsmouth have lost their last two Premier League games and won the games against Stoke City and Wigan (4-0 each)
United have lost 2 of their last 5 games (both 1-0 against Chelsea and Besiktas)
They are about to lay the foundation stone to a massive up-hill which only includes wins and nothing else. They'e done it before, so shouldn't be a problem
THEREDEVILSPOT Prediction - UNITED 4-0 POMPEYS