I’m not sure if Blackburn is just a cesspool breeding ground for disease, or if it is because they just returned from a trip to Chelsea (have you seen Drogba?) but at least three Blackburn players and some staff have the Swine Flu with Big Sam (the manager) being the latest victim.
This news is dominating the pre-match report with both teams needing to shuffle tactics at the last minute which is never easy. According to many different reports, the updates to the keys for the match are:
Manchester United defensive tactics: Airborne, masks, Purel, and Lysol
Blackburn Offensive tactics: Coughing, spitting, over abundance of hugging, high-fives, and jersey swaps at the half
Key battle: White blood cells v viruses
Probable United line-up (4-4-2): Van der Sar, O’Shea, Evans, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Scholes, Anderson, Giggs, Berbatov, Rooney.
Probable Blackburn line-up (4-5-1): Anyone not sick, H1N1.