Why Manchester United are Champions

Even if the title race went down to the last day, we finished the season as Champions. Here are the reasons why we managed to win the title

  1. Squad Depth: Our squad depth was far better than previous seasons. We were able to cope with injuries this time. The arrival of Hargreaves, Anderson, Nani and Tevez made the squad more strong. Even the absence of Saha and Neville didn’t effect us
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo: Even if winning the title was a joint effort, we cannot overlook the contribution of Ronaldo. The first player after Alan Shearer to score more than 30 + goals in the league and it definitely helped us
  3. Attack: Our attacking play this season helped us. Even if Chelsea would have won on the last day, we would have won the league thanks to our superior goal difference. That was possible because of our attacking play
  4. Defense: The unsung heroes of our campaign are Brown, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra or defenders. Our defense was far better than last season and we kept the most number of clean sheets. Even keeping two clean sheets against Barcelona in the CL is an achievement in itself
  5. Winning important matches: Except the loss against Chelsea in April and the draw with Arsenal, we took almost all the points from the top teams such as Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea. Winning against the top teams are crucial in the title race and this season we did that

So Why do you think we finished as Champions. Share the thoughts in comments

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We are champions

Manchester United Champions

What an afternoon of Premiership football. We beat Chelsea to the title and are the champions for the 17th time. What an amazing season it is turning out for us. Before the game Wigan promised that they will be a tough nut to crack and that’s what happened in the opening minutes. They started well and we looked a bit nervous in the opening minutes. Even the return of Rooney and Vidic were not enough as Wigan played well in a closely contested first half. Scholes got a booking for a challenge on Palacios before Boyce wasted a decent chance for Wigan. We were lucky not to concede a penalty when Koumas’s shot appeared to be blocked by Ferdinand’s arm. But Rooney got a penalty when he was tripped by Boyce and Ronaldo made no mistake from the spot to score his 41st goal of the campaign.

_44645799_ferg_gett Scholes was lucky not have been sent off for a foul on Palacios. It looked like he was going to get a red card but the referee was lenient. In the second half we got confident and started creating chances with Ronaldo testing Kirkland from 30 yards with a free kick. Wigan also got there share of luck in the 52nd minute when Scholes was fouled by Bramble in the box but the referee didn’t give a penalty. Kirkland then prevented us from getting that second goal as he saved well from a Rooney drive. He was Wigan’s hero again as he brilliantly saved Tevez’s deflected shot. Then there was news of Chelsea leading against Bolton. Now it was just a question of getting a goal. Wigan’s goal would have meant title loss while United’s goal would have secured them the title. My heart nearly stopped beating when Heskey headed inches wide from a free kick. But it was the veteran Ryan Giggs that saved the day. Rooney delivered a clever pass to Giggs who calmly slotted past Kirkland to secure the title for United. Even though he has played less games for United, this goal was the most important. And then Bolton too equalized against Chelsea and the we were the champions.

In the other matches, Fulham scored a late goal to beat Portsmouth 1 – 0 and ensure there survival. Fulham’s survival meant that Birmingham and Reading got relegated to the championship despite there impressive wins. Everton secured there UEFA cup spot with a 3-1 victory over Newcastle. Aston Villa drew 2-2 with West Ham but earned an Inter Toto cup spot after Blackburn lost to Birmingham. Liverpool defeated Spurs 2-0 in a dull game. Manchester City got thrashed 8 – 1 by Middlesbrough while Arsenal eneded there season with a 1-0 win over Sunderland.

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Premier League set for D Day

In the beginning who would have thought that Premier League would go to the final match of the season. There has been a lot of mind games going on recently regarding the two highly anticipated matches. But the equation is very simple. We have to beat Wigan to if we want to win the championship. There has been a lot of talk about Wigan being motivated to beat us and Bolton celebrating about avoiding relegation.

But i think every team will be trying to win there respective matches. There are lot of things still undecided which will be decided tomorrow. The champions, the UEFA spot and the relegates will all be decided tomorrow. But for Man Utd and Fulham, the destiny is in there own hands and i will be devastated if we don’t win the title. Wigan are all fired up about beating us and we can’t doubt the commitment of Steve Bruce. But we have great side that will be going for the win. Even without Wayne Rooney, Fergie would have had all the player fired up for the match. And with the likes of Ronaldo and Tevez in superb form, hardly any team can stop us. So i expect United to win the championship tomorrow on goal difference. Everton will get to Europe while Reading and Birmingham will join Derby in the championship.

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Man Utd thrash West Ham, one step away from title

Ronaldo Manchester United fans, it is time to rejoice now. We are nearly there. Only one games separates us from the title and that too may prove to be unnecessary if Newcastle United can help us by beating Chelsea on Monday. I was pretty confident that we will win the game but there was a doubt in my mind considering our last recent record against West Ham to whom we have lost the last 3 matches. But all that doubt was erased from my mind when Ronaldo raced into the area and beat Green with a deflected shot while the Hammers defenders just watched. Hammers might have got back into the game three minutes later but Patrice Evra saved on the line and we were also a bit lucky not to have conceded a penalty when Brown hand balled under pressure.

But still our passing was excellent and we created several chances. Then on 24th minute, Hargreaves delivered a beautiful cross, the defenders failed to clear and the ball went into the back off the net off Ronaldo’s thigh for his 40th goal of the season. If that was not enough, Carlos Tevez sent a vicious shot into the net from 25 yards. So beautiful was the goal that even West Ham supporters also appreciated and clapped. The game was almost over but Ashton, who has been linked to United recently scored a wonderful goal from an overhead kick. It would just have been a small amount of hope for West Ham but a foolish moment from Nani nearly cost us the game. After some brief altercation with Lucas Neill, Nani head butted him, and then produced a theatrical display of falling to the ground in hope of avoiding punishment. He was shown a straight red card and we were left with 10 men. Clearly it was a very amateurish behavior from Nani and that too in such an important game. I would have loved to see what Fergie would have told him at half time.

Luckily for us, Ashton injured his muscle in scoring the goal and he was soon replaced in second half by Carlton Cole. And the hope of West Ham comeback was gone when some poor defending allowed Carrick to score from a deflected shot at 58th minute. Fergie soon sent on Giggs for Park and Fletcher for Ronaldo and Fletcher could have added a fifth but his shot hit the upright and bounced back. We had a few decent chances afterwards but we won at 4 – 1. The record attendance at Old Trafford was 76,013 and they sensed that we have won the league, well almost. The gaffer was quick to put some pressure on Chelsea, and to be honest, i have a feeling that Chelsea might lose at Newcastle. Newcastle have been in good form lately and if Owen, Martins play to there best, added to the pressure on Chelsea to win, they might end up losing.

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