20.00 GMT KO
St. Andrews, City of Birmingham Stadium
This week has been quite eventful for Manchester United so far with Chelsea slipping up disastrously against Arsenal last night. 3-1 was the final score of last night's clash of the two top London clubs. Though a draw would have been favourable for United as one would want Arsenal to stay away from the Red Devils. However, the sights of Chelsea losing are definitely mouth watering! Not to forget this was Chelsea's second defeat in which they conceded three goals or more!
Arsenal's victory over Chelsea meant Arsenal reduced their gap to 2 points from Red Devils while the difference between Chelsea and United remained constant at 6. Not to forget, United have still a game to catch up on which is happening tonight away to Birmingham City.
If United wins tonight, which I'm sure they will, the Red Devils will reign at the top spot 5 points clear of Arsenal and 9 points away from Chelsea. However, victory away at Birmingham is quite a hurdle to cross. The facts suggest the toughness of the Birmingham team under the management of Alex McLeish, the Birmingham manager. There have been only five goals scored in the last four Premier League meetings between United and B'gham. The Previous fixture at this ground ended up in a 1-1 draw. Even Patrice Evra is damn weary of the Birmingham team.
Facts in favour of United have been rather mind-blasting. They are unbeaten in their last 23 matches in all competitions against Birmingham since losing 5-1 at St. Andrews in November, 1978
As far as this season goes, United are still unbeaten for the 17 games they've played so far - a feat never achieved by Sir Alex with Man United. Althought they must be weary of the fact that they've drawn six of the last 12 away games is rather worrying and they MUST avoid this to stretch their lead over Arsenal and Chelsea to a comfort zone.
The facts have been very favourable for Wayne Rooney who has scored four goals in his last six Premier League games against Birmingham. Is this his day? Will he be able to end his 9 month goal draught tonight and leave out all the rest. Well time will tell, till then sing along GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED!!!
Check out the Wayne Rooney tribute. This video features all the awesome moments of Wayne Rooney in 2009-2010 season, its EPIC by nature. The video also features Rooney's and United's first goal of the season against Birmingham City in the Opening match.