May 02 2012
For 8 whole days at the beginning of April everything in the garden of Old Trafford was looking mightily rosy. Suddenly, complacency crept into the players causing one of the most abject performances from a travelling United team in many many years which collided with an in-form, confident, energetic, rejuvenated Wigan Athletic team fighting for their premiership lives. From that day on, and from that 1-0 defeat at the DW Stadium, United have looked devastatingly nervous.
In many ways April has mimicked the entire season-so-far. A great start with positive signs leading to a shaky middle before seeing confidence peak (at the moment Patrice Evra headed against the post) before being publicly, and possibly fatally, brought back down to Earth with a dramatic bump; leaving this season’s title unbearably in the hands of our neighbours.