VIEW FROM THE STANDS
SCOTT PATTERSON, THEREPUBLIKOFMANCUNIA.COM
This season will be different to last because
it has to be. Jose Mourinho has had two years to get it together, so this season he must find the missing pieces of the puzzle.
Our most underrated player is
Romelu Lukaku, because he scored and assisted plenty of goals last season despite Mourinho’s tactics limiting how many chances the team creates.
Keep an eye out for
The player I would happily drive to another club is
Chris Smalling. He is capable of playing well on his day, but we should replace him with someone who is world-class in his position.
The best away ground is
the new Tottenham ground, or at least it will be interesting to see it. But facing Liverpool at Anfield is the fixture of the season.
The opposition player I secretly admire is
Save the date for
City coming to Old Trafford on March 16. I hope that this season the title race will still be alive by that time.
This season we will finish
2nd. It’s very hard to imagine anyone overthrowing City.
FFT asks: How pleased are you to see the club form a professional women’s side this summer?
It was long overdue. I don’t watch women’s football but it’s the right move for the club to make.