Of course Sir Alex was right to rest Paul Scholes. You can't expect a midfield player of his age to complete three games in eight days. What's disappointing is that Sir Alex has no decent alternative to Scholes in that role - or rather, he isn't prepared to risk inexperienced players there. I'm not sure what Pogba would do, but Cleverley evidently wasn't up to it at Wigan. Sir Alex preferred to start with Ryan Giggs, who is clearly not a central midfielder and almost every time he has played there United have lost. In an earlier post when United were 8 points clear I wrote that they could afford to lose two games and draw one. Well, United've lost one of them - so they can afford to lose one and draw one on the basis of City not dropping any. It has to be a win and nothing else against Villa and effectively against Everton and Swansea too if we consider that United have to go to Sunderland. I guess Sir Alex is thinking like this too, because he said we have to win the three home matches to win the title.