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I think Fergie will want both, to field a slightly under-strength team and to beat his closest rivals.Never pass up an opportunity to 'put on over' your immediate competitor. It sound like Drogba will miss this one as well.
with our opening prem game being moved to the monday night, i see alex playing a near full strength team, and agree he will give the likes of rooney, carrick, park playing time, but he may opt to leave rooney till later due to that dreadful pitch.
"It sound like Drogba will miss this one as well. "
It does. Our players are falling like nine-pins and the season hasn't even started yet. Plus the world cup only just finished. It could be a slow start to the season for us. Fortunately we start with some easy looking matches, but they are matches which we really can't afford to drop any points in.
I'm inclined to think both clubs will want their best-ish teams out to get them match-fit, but without risking any injuries.
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we know all about injuries rob, imagine it if you had to play lampard ballack and malouda in your back 4 lol, but i agree, i think both will want to win it, so will send out a strong side, it would be nice to strike an early psychological edge over you plus the team that has won it in the last 3 seasons has gone on to win the prem title.