Ahead of today's game I am reminded of some of the great head to heads between the clubs during the Premier era and a name that keeps popping up is Freddie Ljungberg's. Freddie had a great habit of scoring against the big teams in big games notably against Manchester United home or away. His debut game featured a chip over Schmiecel at the clock end and he scored many significant goals against the Red Devils, he even made a killer contribution to Wiltord’s title clincher at Old Trafford.
In the words of Martin Tyler
“Freddie Ljungberg. Against Manchester United. Again”
With discussion about the merits of our squad it's clear that we need more players with the habit of our old number 8.