United front

A disatrous gameweek has seen Ruining Football slide down the Fantasy Football standings. This week we’ve invested heavily in Manchester United going to town on Portsmouth at Old Trafford.

After a quite horrific gameweek that culminated in just 36 points, desperate measures have been taken to get things back on track. Into the side comes Nani. Yes, Nani.

The much maligned winger has been in good form as of late, as seen at The Emirates last week, and with a home game against Portsmouth the hope is that he will continue in the same fashion. That is of course until the team sheet is announced and Fergie has decided he needs a rest.

One man who will surely play for United is Wayne Rooney. Possibly the best player in the league right now on form, Rooney has taken the captain’s armband back from Carlos Tevez who failed to deliver last weekend.

In fact nobody really performed last week apart from Rooney. Chelsea’s Michael Ballack and Branislav Ivanovic contributed a massive seven points between them from a double gameweek. Pathetic.

Carlos Tevez hit a post for Manchester City, while no other player scored more than three points. Interestingly, Ryan Shawcross, who was sold last week, kept a clean sheet for Stoke, as did Thomas Sorensen who was sitting comfortably on the bench for us.

However, Joe Hart keeps his place between the sticks with Birmingham at home to Wolves.

Arsenal’s Abou Diaby is still out while Armand Traore looks to be finished in the first team and he will be transferred out next week hopefully.

The Gunners go to Stamford Bridge this weekend and it really is difficult to see anything other than a Chelsea win, though hopefully Cesc Fabregas can at least put in a good performance.

James Milner had another below average points return and an eye will be kept on him over the next few weeks.

Sunderland really need to start performing again and have a great opportunity to grab three points at home to a Wigan side that was dumped out of the FA Cup by Notts County during the week.

The team currently sits in 20,629th place out of a total of 2,255,259 teams.

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Neil Sherwin
Neil Sherwin

Co-editor of BackPageFootball.com. Writes mostly on Premier League and A-League with contributions to other sites including TheFootballSack, InBedWithMaradona and Bloomberg's BSports. Has featured on The Guardian's Football Weekly.

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