After last weekend's latest failure by David Moyes to achieve victory at one of the top title contenders,we now to come arguably the crunch match of the season.
if we cannot get past Sunderland in the two-legged semi-final,tomorrow,there can be no,further excuses ,no more blaming the match officials,no more bemoaning the lengthening injury list and definitely no more pleas to the fans for patience as we gradually disappear down the plug hole.
Out of the fA Cup at the beginning of January,FOURTEEN points behinds Arsenal,,and six points off a Champions League place ,things couldn't get much worse.
But they will do if we miss out on Wembley tomorrow.Quite simply the manager and the rest of his Goodison mafia will have nowhere to hide.
Everything rides on this as the Glazers will surely not tolerate another embarrassment against a side just one place off the bottom with three ex-United defenders in their line-up.
Whatever team he puts out should be simply far too strong for the Wearsiders even after the pathetic performance in the first leg two weeks ago.
Many blame Ferguson for the current position,but Moyes fell into he trap of allowing many ailing and ageing players another last hurrah instead of making bold signings like all our main rivals -particularly City.
The Fellaini business was a complete farce ,especially as it was blatantly clear from the start he is just not a Manchester United player.Fabregas was a non-starter and with Woodward conducting his business like a complete amateur ,many of us had great forebodings as the season approached.
its all very well,saying we need a massive clear-put .But unless decent bids come in for players we all know can't cut it anymore,the hangers-on will continue to do just that with their long term contracts .Nani for instance.
Moyes has to deliver and fast.If the unthinkable happens tomorrow ,that leaves just the Champions League to go,for and on current form,we've as much chance of winning that as the man on the moon.