GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Manchester City v Aston Villa
This match is the first of two key fixtures in the battle for fourth place at Eastlands. After this match, which fifth-placed Villa go into a point ahead of City but having played a game more, it's Tottenham's turn to travel to Manchester.
This fixture is a hard one to call, but to be honest I'm not sure either of them deserve to finish fourth. If Tottenham go on to secure a Champions League play-off place, then that will feel like the right outcome to me.
Villa's problem over the last few seasons is that, just as everyone starts to believe in them and talk them up, they let themselves down. It's a must-win game for Martin O'Neill, and whenever his side have faced a must-win against a team of any note they have come up short.
Having said that, Manchester City haven't really done themselves justice this season either. They may have done the double over Chelsea, but their recent lacklustre displays against United and Arsenal, as well as their abject performance at Tottenham back in December, cast into doubt their credentials as Champions League contenders.
For all the money they've spent, there have been times this season when City have huffed and puffed and actually looked quite poor, while Villa's inexperience and shallow squad has cost them once again.
A lot has been made of the fact that, should City finish fourth, it will be a real game-changer as they will have both Champions League football and pockets deep enough to tempt genuine world stars to Eastlands. I would take issue with that view because the qualifying matches that they would have to play take place near the end of August, leaving them only a few days between confirming a place in the group stage and the transfer window closing. The protracted nature of transfer deals nowadays for any top player means that any target would not want to commit to a move before they qualify, and a deal may not be negotiated in time to bring stars into the club once they do.
UPSET OF THE WEEKEND: Tottenham Hotspur v Bolton Wanderers
There are plenty of fixtures with little riding on them this weekend, what with the relegation issue virtually resolved and only two teams fighting for the title now, so you have to look at Bolton's visit to White Hart Lane as one which could deliver an upset.
Tottenham have hit form at just the right time as they look to consolidate fourth place, beating Arsenal and Chelsea. Few people would have expected them to lose at Sunderland before those great results, though.
Bolton are safe and comfortable, and looking forward to a new season with Owen Coyle at the helm from the start of the campaign. While they rarely get anything from a trip to N17, Spurs usually struggle at the Reebok too, so it's not beyond the realms of possibility that the Trotters could make Spurs drop points and see the race for fourth take another dramatic twist.
UNDER PRESSURE: Rafael Benitez
After their European exit, Liverpool simply have to beat Chelsea on Sunday. Any nonsensical talk about them handing the match and therefore the title to Chelsea, in order to stop United overtaking their record haul of championships, should stop now. It's not even a question of pride anymore - Liverpool have Everton breathing down their necks in a late bid for the final European spot.
If Liverpool fail to qualify for Europe, the will certainly lose players, and won't be able to adequately replace them, right at a time when Benitez has admitted he needs to bring in four or five new faces to boost his squad.
Talk about stating the obvious - this is something that fans and pundits have been saying all season, but now, finally, Rafa is prepared to admit it. If Liverpool don't qualify for Europe, however, he may not be around to bring those new faces.
STAR MAN: Wayne Rooney
He may be missing for the rest of the season, but Rooney winning the Football Writers' Association award to go with his PFA one is a reminder of how much United miss and how much England need him.
In truth, it was a one-horse race, and that was show with him winning over 80 per cent of the vote. For the form he showed right the way through season until he hit his injury problems, there really was no other choice. It's been a long time since the destination of the award has been as nailed on as that, and in a World Cup year the English press have done their bit to boost England's talisman.