Today is the day where our Title 'challenging' Credentials are to be tested. Are we going to step up and keep ourselves in the mix or settle for a toe to toe with Chelsea for 3rd/4th with Utd possibly breathing down our necks? This fixture is huge , with all the factors involved building up to it. The endless courting of our manager by Utd & the Press since Moanrinho went, the resurgence of Utd post him, OleGS staking his claim for the permanent position, our thin squad at creeking point, the 0-3 at Old Trafford...... This match symbolises how much we want it , do we want to be in the mix , do we want to make a statement , do we want to move on from the old 'pressures on and can't hold nerve?' Everything points to a very difficult game , grueling midweek semi final , Utd with a spring in their step and us with very limited options so I'm not for a minute gonna say it's gonna be easy. But top teams get the results when it counts. The importance of this result cannot be ignored, it's imo our biggest match of the season so far to show us where we are really at in this League and the direction we are going. A win would be great and show we are gaining the metal needed, a draw points to more water treading and never really serious, a loss would show nothing has really changed and would show us exactly the type of ambition a zero signing/investment Summer and so far Winter deserves. Looking at the 2nd half midweek we look at breaking point of burn out imo , I hope I'm wrong but if we're not committed and at the races today we will struggle. I'd take an ugly 1-0 now but who knows. Hopefully Pochettino adapts if needs be during the match and as always I hope Gazzanigga is chosen over Lloris, but then again I hope I win the lottery every week and that we win Trophies been waiting a very long time.