Sunday brings with it a match which could have massive ramifications at either end of the Premier League table as Swansea visit Old Trafford, no doubt nervously looking down the dreaded trap door into the Championship following an awful recent run of form.
Paul Clement cannot be the only one sweating, at least, with Manchester United looking for a route back to Europe’s top table & the Champions League after dining at the kids’ end in the Europa League- however hard work they made of squeezing past Anderlecht, with Celta Vigo next up.
Jose Mourinho’s recent soundbites suggest that he is giving preferential treatment to that particular assignment- calling on his fringe players to step up in the remaining league fixtures, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s season-ending injury in a sense forcing his hand as he apparently concedes that their league form alone will not be enough to propel them back to where he & those up in the gods at the Theatre of Dreams believe they should be.
How the Jack Army must wish they had the luxury of reserving such treatment for their own frontline infantry.
Ominous clouds in the skies of that particular corner of Wales, though not quite those which appear to have opened a rift between the club & environmental group the Gower Society.
In one of the week’s more curious stories it would appear the lights at the training ground are preventing the skies over it being awarded the kind of dark sky status any amateur astronomers in the stands might actually relish….the win over Stoke helping lift those of the metaphorical variety.
Alas, any excursions further in time & space must remain a story for another day for fans of both clubs. Besides which, Doctor Who, in itself a BBC Wales production, is made in Cardiff…allons-y!