Manchester City visit Old Trafford later in the month and the prospect fills most United fans with a feeling of dread akin to a starting XI containing William Prunier. After a couple of maulings in recent seasons, some supporters were actually grateful for the penalty shoot-out defeat in the semi-final of the League Cup against Sunderland for fear of embarrassment at Wembley against Manuel Pellegrini's side.
Rumours over the past few months have suggested that David Moyes is keen to sell Rafael da Silva, having already got rid of his brother Fabio.
However, following today's performance, Moyes took time to praise the Brazilian for his contribution.
"I've got to mention Rafa," he said.
De Gea; Rafael, Jones, Smalling, Evra; Carrick, Fellaini; Mata, Rooney, Januzaj; van Persie.
Bench: Lindegaard, Giggs, Vidic, Young, Fletcher, Kagawa, Welbeck.
West Brom: Foster; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Mulumbu; Amalfitano, Gera, Brunt; Anichebe.
Following the Olympiakos defeat, Robin van Persie was accused of criticising his team mates because of comments in made in a post-match interview.
Van Persie claimed that some of his team-mates were "often playing in my zones" although his people quickly talked to the press about their surprise that his comments had been interpreted as a criticism.
While I knew that this job would be a challenge when I took it on, the difficult season we have experienced was not something that I envisaged, which I am sure is the case as well for you supporters – and my players, staff and I am desperate to compensate for that.
Everywhere we turn people outside the club have a lot to say about Manchester United, but we have all stuck together through some tough times this season and I firmly believe that, in the long run, we will all come out at the other end, stronger for the experiences.
Juan Mata was voted by the fans as our player of the month for February and was delighted to win the prize.
"It's amazing for me to be awarded with this prize after my first month," he said. "I have played just a few games, five games I think, and I am really grateful the fans have voted for me.
"It really had been a while," Kagawa told reporters when asked about playing from the beginning. "But I still had to play well and earn a good result whether I started or came off the bench.
Shinji Kagawa scored one and assisted another in Japan's 4-2 win over New Zealand.
"I didn't feel as strong in the second half so that's something I have to consider," he said.
Scott writes for Bleacher Report about six midfielders that would do well at United.
The Guardian talks about how we will replace Vidic.
Stretty News talks to Andy Mitten (United We Stand) and Barney Chilton (Red News).
The Mirror reports on RvP's illness ahead of the Holland game.
Inter Milan have today confirmed, as expected, that Nemanja Vidic will play for them next season.
"Vidic is a world-class player," Inter president Erick Thohir told his club's website. "I'm extremely happy to have completed this deal to bring Nemanja to Milan. He's one of the world's best defenders and his qualities, international pedigree and charisma will be an asset to the team and help bring through our younger players.
Last weekend I attended the U-18 game v Middlesbrough at Carrington. United came into the game in awful form following a run of 5 consecutive defeats including a very poor performance at Huddersfield in the FA Youth Cup where United lost 2-1. Although there was only a single goal in it, United only created 2 chances of note in the whole game, both by James Wilson and were well beaten by the end.
Manchester United fans rightly don't want the reputation of being an unsupportive club that sacks the manager at the drop of a hat. One of the arguments that is regularly put forward for keeping hold of David Moyes is that "we don't want to become like Chelsea". Whilst I'd argue that Chelsea's policy of sacking the manager hasn't prevented them from being successful, with them winning plenty of trophies with the eight different managers they've had in the past six years, it certainly has limited their success.
Following City's victory over Sunderland in the League Cup final, Manuel Pellegrini was asked how he felt.
He replied: "Very happy, very happy. I love pressure so I have to manage a big team like Manchester United."
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William Carvalho has become the latest player to admit that he could be a Manchester United player next season, although is keen to wait until the end of the season before making a decision.
"It's nice being praised and to know there are some big clubs interested in me," he said. "It could be Manchester United or Real Madrid.