Date: 18th January 2008 at 5:06pm
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You never know it with Saha. As I have stated in a previous article, I came to loath the uncertainty surrounding the fragile fitness of our Frenchman.

It is another classic Saha-case: you never know what will happen. Carlos Queiroz said during the press conference that despite he was tipped to miss three weeks, Saha is progressing well and returns ahead of schedule.

That could mean more or less anything. However, Reuters’ informations are a lot less vague: the agency reported that Saha has recovered from his injury and will be fit to take part in the game against Reading.

Oh well, we’ll see. At least it’s certain that Owen Hargreaves is indeed fit and available. Wes Brown is back from suspension and will take over from John O’Shea at right-back. Gary Neville is unlikely to get a place in the squad but he could be on the plane departing for Saudi Arabia where the Reds will play an exhibition game on Monday.

Queiroz maintained that absolute, total concentration is required if we are to take anything from Reading whereas Steve Coppell confirmed that he was aware of the threat United pose.

I have a little piece of statistics for you: Reading conceded an astonishing 47 goals this season in the league, as opposed to United’s 11… They are quite resilient at home, where they conceded only 15 in 11 games and considering that though they let in 32 away from the Madejski, we failed to break them down at Old Trafford, we have reasons to be wary…