I wrote this before the match and didn't send it. The crystal ball seems to have been cloudy in some spots and clear in others. "The small signs of improvement I've seen from Spurs this year have stepped up a bit with the performances against Chelsea and Maccabi. The quality of the squad and a certain amount of resilience enabled a win by a mostly reserve side in the former. While Spurs ought to beat a club the size of the latter by a few, they rarely have in the time I've been a Spurs fan. Despite signs of progress which have picked up this week, I'm expecting Mourinho to set up Spurs not to lose against Man U, which means the chances of giving up the first goal are extremely good. A similar approach versus Chelsea led to that result. I wish he'd play more to the squad's strengths. Spurs are a dangerous attacking team. While the players have to be tired at this point, I think Man U are there for the taking, and Mourinho won't take them.:"