Enemy Lines - Manchester United

After crashing out of the Carling Cup in midweek, Bolton return to league action on Sunday when Manchester United visit the Reebok Stadium.

With United seemingly living up to their slow starters tag, particularly away from home so far this season, it would appear we may actually have a chance of grabbing something in a game that is usually considered a write-off.

So what has Scott from Republik of Mancunia made of the start made by United? "The start has been alright really. It's been frustrating to throw away points by drawing at Craven Cottage and Goodison Park, but we lost at both those grounds last season, and they're typically hard places for us to go to."

And what about who's going to be challenging them this year, who's going to be key for them this year and obviously, his view on Sunday's game?

Chelsea obviously look really strong early on. Do you expect them to be your only title challengers or are there other teams you anticipate being up there this time round?

They haven't played anyone who will finish in the top half of the table yet. Let's see how they get on in their next three games.

There weren't many movements over the summer at Old Trafford. How quickly do you think the young players that were brought in can make an impact and how important is the old guard going to be again this season?

Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs have had a great start to the season. It's important we don't go overboard though. We've been without Anderson, Hargreaves and Carrick in the centre of midfield this season, meaning more pressure has been put on Scholes, but that should subside now.

Darron Gibson has an amazing capability to score cracking goals, but his all round play isn't up to scratch yet. Chris Smalling put out a really impressive display in the week, the Da Silvas will continue to improve, but Tom Cleverley is the lad who seems to bring about the most excitement, so fingers crossed he has a good year at Wigan.

How much further can you see Ferguson taking you and how much longer do you expect him to be around?

Wouldn't surprise me at all if he won another couple of league titles and another European Cup. He'll be around for at least 5 years yet.

After a poor World Cup and all the stuff going on in his private life, do you think Wayne Rooney can reproduce the form of last season?

Form is temporary, class is permanent. Wayne Rooney is a world class player. Once his private life settles, I expect his performances on the pitch to improve.

Are there any other players you expect to be important this year or any who have at least started the season really well?

Berbatov, Nani and Scholes have been our most important players so far this season. In 5 games, Berbatov has scored 6 and assisted 1, Nani has assisted 5 and scored 1, whilst Scholes has been MOTM is pretty much every game he's played, scoring 1 and assisting 3.

I've had a lot of stick off some sections of our support for backing Berbatov, so I'm really hoping he continues proving everyone wrong this season. About time!

What about any Bolton players you think may be able to cause you a few problems on Sunday?

Kevin Davies leads the line well and also enjoys kicking the crap out Evra, which obviously could cause us problems for our trip to Spain next week. Martin Petrov is a pretty handy player and Gary Cahill* will be looking out to impress.

And finally a prediction. We obviously love a win over you but do you think we have what it takes to pull it off this season?

United 3-1 Bolton

* Gary Cahill will miss the game through suspension

Burnden Aces would like to thank Scott from Republik of Mancunia for answering our questions. Enemy Lines will return next week ahead of the trip to West Bromwich Albion.

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