Fair play to Blackburn because winning at Old Trafford at any time is an achievement (as we well know) but looking at the eighteen players Fergie selected it undoubtedly helped the visitors.
The likes of Vidic, Ferdinand and Evans out with injury, as well as Fabio and Smalling missing.
Rumours also spread that Ferguson left Rooney and Darren Gibson out because of disciplinary issues regarding a night out after they’d beaten Wigan on Boxing Day, the Red-Nosed one claiming injury niggles…
Anyway, whoever lines up for them on Wednesday at St.James’ Park will prove a hard test but when you add their dodgy keeper into the mix of injuries and disciplinary problems it does provide an extra glimmer of hope.
When you have a striker at the top of his game like Ba is then I really fancy his chances against a makeshift defence, can he and Tiote head off to Africa leaving behind a very nice late late Christmas present?