IT’S the fag end of the season with nothing to play for.
Injuries to our best players – Arteta, Fellaini, Cahill, Saha, and a subs’ bench that looks like the old Youth Training Scheme, a bunch of willing lads with no experience.
But we are Everton, so being contrarians we produce our best form in unlikely circumstances.
As a fan, I never really enjoy the Old Trafford experience – overpriced tickets and parking charges, getting body searched by over-zealous stewards before you even get in and then the knowledge that any banner that doesn't profess undying love for Man United and all of its players will be instantly seized and confiscated by jobsworth officials.
As for the 'atmosphere' (Everton fans excluded) how can 70,000 football fans be so quiet? Shhhhhh...
This Saturday it's our best chance for years of getting a result. Good to see at Wembley that United haven't lost the art of losing gracefully – not.