It’s amazing to think that Newcastle United managed a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in the first game of the season. Since then, the champions have won every single league match in front of their own fans, although this Blackburn player reckons his team have a ‘big chance’ of getting something from the match if they can frustrate their high-flying opponents.
Setanta reports that Benni McCarthy knows what’s required from his team on Saturday evening, and it’s not pretty passing triangles or a gung ho approach. Instead, the South African hopes that a ‘physical’ approach from the visitors can make life difficult for Manchester United, anyone would think that Rovers were managed by Sam Allardyce. Hang on a minute….
“But if there is a team that can stop them in their tracks it’s probably us because we’ve got the physical aspect to the game, something that they probably don’t really like,” McCarthy added on Setanta’s Friday Football Show.
A confident McCarthy insisted: “But when they play against a tougher, more dirty sort of team, then it becomes a little bit harder.
“We have a big chance if we can frustrate them by killing their game-plan, if we don’t let them play, if we don’t allow them time on the ball. We’ve got to really dig in deep and do the dirty work. Then we have a massive chance by stopping them.”
Should we expect a flurry of yellow cards when Manchester United face Blackburn on Saturday? It’s clear that the Rovers players are not going to allow their opponents any time on the ball, although it takes some doing for a side to be chasing around for a full ninety minutes against a team that some describe as the best in the world. Will Allardyce’s gameplan work against United, or should they save their legs for the relegation tussle that lies ahead?