Manchester United are at it again, carving their way through the latter stages of the English Premier League and building a commanding 12 point lead as leaders of the table. Can anyone stop Fergie’s men from clinching a 20th Premier League title for the club based in Trafford?
If you look at each player individually, United certainly don’t have the calibre of players that Manchester City have. Obviously, their front men are impeccable in front of goal, with the likes of Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney leading the way. There is no doubting that these two are the top players in the world in their respective positions. However, when looking at the Red Devils’s midfield and defence, it doesn’t seem all that impressive. Somehow though, Sir Alex Ferguson, as always, is able to work his magic and even when his team is playing awfully, they always manage to grind out a win.
United, so far, have won 21 games, drawn two and have only lost three. Meanwhile, second place and same town rivals, Manchester City, have only won 15 games, drawn eight and have also only lost three. Manchester United have not lost a game in the league since their shock defeat at the hands of Norwich on the 17th of November. That’s an undefeated streak of 14 games and out of those 14 they won 12 of them.
It still baffles me how they do it. Perhaps my judgement has been clouded due to my immense hatred towards the ball club, but even when I try my hardest to view them from a neutral standpoint, I still don’t believe they play amazing football. Yet, they always know how to win and that is how Alex Ferguson has been able to haul in all those trophies during his reign at Old Trafford. Will City be able to pull of another miraculous comeback to once again steal the title from their bitter rivals? Well, based on the form the Red Devils are in at the moment, it certainly does seem very unlikely.