Thank You Rafa!

January 11, 2009 |

Rafa Benitez needs to learn the idea that you don’t wake a sleeping giant. All this week the Liverpool manager has been talking about Sir Alex Ferguson.  He has complained that Sir Alex gets away with more than other managers. He also mentioned Sir Alex’s complaints about the Manchester United busy fixture schedule since they are still involved in all competitions. Benitez may be right about these issues but this was not the time to bring them up. Utd had been struggling to score goals lately and having to fight to pull out 1-0 wins over bottom half of the table teams. Today Utd put on a clinic in the second half of their 3-0 win over Chelsea complete with the fans singing “Mercyside are you watching” directed at Anfield. The win puts Utd 1 point behind Chelsea and 5 points behind Liverpool with two games in hand. Since Utd plays a game on Wednesday and Saturday this week and Liverpool only plays Sunday Utd could be up one point with equal games played before Sunday. If Utd starts to get hot and wins another EPL title you can thank Rafa Benitez for providing the wake up call.