Champions Of England. Again.

Yes!!!! We’ve done it again! Winning a league title is very very difficult but retaining it is much more difficult hence even sweeter. United have a great squad and even though we had 2 of our most consistent players out for most of the season, Brown and Hargreaves, we still managed to replace them with more than capable players.
At times I just gave up. United started the league very slowly just like last season. We didn't perform well against the 'big 4' teams. We have just won 1 game out of a possible 6, lost 2 and drawn the remainder. The blip we had in March was a blip that really worried me. I was resigned to losing the title to our eternal rivals Liverpool. Luckily we managed to regain composure and win the league.
United have been hit hard by injuries this season. Ferdinand got injured quite often but Evans was always an able replacement. The Irishman has had an excellent season. At right back Neville, who spent most of the season injured, was replaced by a matured O’Shea and the hot prospect Rafael. However I'd say United played a better, more flamboyant brand of football last season in winning the title than they have this year; this time around they have been more professional - they have the swagger of a side that knows how to win.

Edwin van der Sar's record-breaking run between the posts was hugely important to United's success and when not available, Foster and Kuzak played quite well between the posts But Rio Ferdinand's partnership with Nemanja Vidic in the centre of defence was the bedrock of this success; it's a tremendous pairing. The two complement each other superbly.

Vidic was, in my opinion, the best player at United and in the Premier League. I just can’t believe the PFA Player of the Year was awarded to Giggs when Vidic played more games and put in rock solid performances. Apart from the 4-1 defeat to Liverpool in March, I can't remember him putting too many feet wrong; otherwise he has been sensational.

Both Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher had a very good season but I have to mention two of the other main men - Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.
They haven't been brilliant all season but they have dovetailed very nicely when it has mattered - their combined performance has been key to this success.

The games that really made me believe that we were destined to win the league again were the games at home vs Tottenham, Chelsea, Aston Villa and away to West Ham, Wigan and Sunderland.

With the 18th league title in the bag Fergie is already thinking about next year. And so am I. I want an emulation of this year's success! We have now won our 18th league title. Domestically we are the most successfull football team. Fact. Were you watching Merseyside? Of Course you were!


Stevie Red said…
King said…
Glory !! Glory !!! MAN UTD!!!!

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