THE THIN RED LINE; BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE MANCHESTER UTD 1 WIGAN 0 FROM OLD TRAFFORD United's Makeshift Defence Holds Firm as Champs Close in on Rafa
Byline: BY DAVID McDONNELL
SQUEAKY bum time, the phrase Sir Alex Ferguson famously coined to describe the pressure of the title run-in, arrived for leaders Liverpool last night as their arch rivals closed to within two points.
Manchester United's fans found their own way of taunting their Anfield rivals, chanting 'Rafa's cracking up' to the tune of the Euro 96 anthem Football's Coming Home, in reference to the Liverpool boss Benitez's recent attack on Fergie.
And although this was nowhere near vintage United, with Wigan producing the best performance by a visiting team at Old Trafford this season, Fergie's men are right where they want to be - breathing down Liverpool's neck.
United travel to Bolton on Saturday when a win …
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Publication information: Article title: THE THIN RED LINE; BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE MANCHESTER UTD 1 WIGAN 0 FROM OLD TRAFFORD United's Makeshift Defence Holds Firm as Champs Close in on Rafa. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: January 15, 2009. Page number: 61. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.