Date:2nd April 2010 at 1:00pm
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple years you will be well aware of Scott the Red and his award winning site The Republik of Mancunia. Rated in The Telegraph’s Top 10 Manchester United sites for 2009, The Republik of Mancunia cleaned up at the 2009 Soccer Lens awards winning both ‘Best football team site’ and ‘Best team writer’.

With this Saturday’s game against Chelsea coming up I thought I would get his opinion on the game and how he sees it going:

The Busby Way: With Wayne out and Drogba declared fit to start, how do you rate our chances?

Scott The Red: We’ve got quality all over the park so I’m not too worried. Obviously you want your best players available when playing against your biggest title rivals but we’ll have enough out there to get a result. It’s been a while since Drogba has done anything against us, his last performance at Old Trafford was nothing short of humiliating for him, and long may that continue.

TBW: Who is our key player?

STR: Antonio Valencia will cause them a threat down the right flank and I hope we get the ball to him as often as possible. I wonder if Giggsy will play behind Berbatov as he will be fresh and raring to go. But all of this has to be based on a solid defence.

TBW: Who is their danger man?

STR: Malouda has come in to some great form of late and is scoring for fun. Lampard is looking more dangerous again. Drogba obviously has the quality to change a game but I’m backing Vidic to keep him quiet.

TBW: What formation would you go with and what would your team selection be?


Van der Sar

Nev – Rio – Vidic – Evra

Valencia – Fletcher – Scholes – Nani



TBW: Score?

STR: 2-1 United. Berbatov and Valencia.

Thanks again to Scott the Red and The Republik of Mancunia for their time and keep an eye on them in the run down to the game as I’m sure there will be some gems coming our way.