If the word soccer is mentioned in a conversation, usually the next two words stated are Manchester United. This is the way it has been in Barclays Premier League for many years now. And with 19 BPL titles to the club’s name, it’s no wonder Manchester United are one of the most well-known clubs in the world. And although they lost the title to rivals Manchester City last season, United are well on their way to claiming their 20th title.
Another victory over Queens Park Rangers successfully secured a twelve point lead over rival Manchester City. But I’m sure Sir Alex Ferguson will be the first to state that it’s really not over yet. Last season many Manchester United fans thought an eight point lead was enough to secure the title around this time. However, the fans were wrong and ended up watching their team lose.
But surely twelve points should be enough, right? Especially when you consider the fire power that Ferguson has brought into the squad.
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The transfer of Robin Van Persie from Arsenal to Manchester United was truly a turning point this season. The 30-year-old star striker has contributed 19 goals throughout the league campaign already, and shows no signs of stopping. And when you add players like Chicharito Hernandez, Wayne Rooney, and Danny Welbeck to the list, it’s difficult to see any other team hoisting the cup at the end of the season.
However, United does have to play Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea again before the conclusion of this season. Plus, with the recent form of Gareth Bale, Tottenham Hotspur could prove to be quite the wild card team. There is always the risk of injuries and fatigue, due to playing in so many other competitions as well.
There is a lot of pressure on Manchester United to reclaim the title that’s been theirs for so long. But I think even the longest serving United fans have to admit that the season is far from over. However, it does set up quite the finale to the season.
One thing is certain, Manchester United will not have to fear losing on goal difference this season. In regards to everything else, I guess there is only one thing left to say.
And that would be that anything can happen in soccer.