Our Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that Old Trafford can once again be a fortress, as they embark on what could be five season-defining games with four of them being at home.
After the scoreless away draw against Sevilla in United’s last 16 game, the Red Devils now have five matches across three competitions, that could seriously define how the season is going to pan out according to our barman.
Next up is a home game against fellow top-four team Chelsea, in which Jose Mourinho will be looking to get one over on his old team and widen the gap. After that comes an away day at resurgent Crystal Palace which will be a tricky encounter, given their 360 in the league over recent months.
The last one in the Premier League, United host bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford, always a huge game in the English footballing calendar. Indeed, it’s a game in which, by that point, our regular Mancs in the bar will be hoping that the point gap between themselves and the Reds isn’t as close as it is now.
The last two matches are in the Champions Leg return leg and a sixth-round tie against fellow Premier League side Brighton in the FA Cup. Our landlord takes a look at what two matches out of the five above, need to be a must win…