‘Barclays Premier League’
If Carlsberg did ‘returning to your old club that you controversially left in the summer to join their bitter rivals’ days then they would probably not be a patch on the situation that mercurial Dutchman and ex-Gunner Robin Van Persie finds himself in tomorrow afternoon.
The one time hero of North London decided to part company with Arsene Wenger’s side ahead of this season in search of his first silverware in England as he joined Manchester United for around £25 million. RVP now returns to the Emirates with a Championship title to a guard of honour from his former team-mates!
Kick Off: Monday 22nd April
Live on TV: 8.00pm Sky Sports 1
Manchester United have been wobbling somewhat of late, exiting the FA Cup at the semi-final stage against Chelsea, following which suffered a defeat against neighbours City, and they were a shade lucky to earn a draw away to West Ham in their latest fixture.
However, they had the title virtually wrapped up months ago and a victory at Old Trafford against Aston Villa on Monday night will leave Sir Alex Ferguson’s men just three points away from a twentieth Premier League crown.
Kick Off: Sunday 21st April
Live on TV: 1.30pm Sky Sports 2
Roberto Mancini takes his rejuvenated City side to North London tomorrow afternoon desperate for another 3 points in order to keep the pressure on runaway leaders United.
Andres Villas-Boas’ team will be just as eager to record a win as games are running out for them to cement a Champions League spot. With Chelsea, Arsenal and even Everton still in the hunt, the battle for European football will go right down to the wire.
Kick Off: Wednesday 17th April
Live on TV: 7.45pm Sky Sports 2
With 6 games left to play, United can all but seal a title which is inevitably theirs tonight at West Ham and it’s surely a matter of when rather than if now. The famous collapse of United last season seems all but a distant memory as they continue to edge closer and closer to stealing the title from their local rivals.
Tonight however, United visit a resolute and determined West Ham side who have performed better than many expected this season. 12th in the league, they’re not quite clear of the drop mathematically, but 2 points from their last 6 games will see them reach the magic 40 point mark which is mythical safety line.