History would back Manchester United to lift the title this season. Not only because this squad has been there and won the Premier League title on numerous occasions but because each of the remaining fixtures are historically successful hunting grounds for the club.
Manchester United’s remaining fixtures: Queens Park Rangers (h), Wigan Athletic (a), Aston Villa (h), Everton (h), Manchester City (a), Swansea City (h), Sunderland (a).
Queens Park Rangers (h)
Manchester United will next face QPR in the league. There are no real recent records between these two clubs. We’ve only met QPR twice since the turn of the century, once in the Carling cup a few years ago and once in the Premier League earlier in the season. Manchester United were victorious on both occasions.
Wigan Athletic (a)
Wigan Athletic is probably Manchester United’s most successful fixture. The two clubs have faced each other 14 times in history, the first meeting being in the 2005/06 season. Manchester United have won all 14 meetings with Wigan Athletic. Of the 14 meetings, Man Utd have won 7 of them with a margin of 4 or more goals.
Aston Villa (h)
This fixture at Old Trafford is another very successful one for Manchester United. It has yielded 8 wins from the last 9 games. With Aston Villa’s current run of bad form, you wouldn’t bet against Manchester United making it 9 wins from the last 10 games vs Aston Villa at Old Trafford.
This is another fixture that largely been kind to Manchester United. Despite Everton taking some points off Man Utd at Goodison Park over the past couple of season, Man Utd have won all 5 of their last meetings vs Everton at Old Trafford.
Manchester City (a)
Since Sheik Mansour took over at Man City in 2008, Man Utd have been away to the Etihad Stadium 5 times. Our record over this period has been 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. I refuse to try to predict what will happen in this game and it’s a given that this is a largely different and improved Manchester City side, but the possibility of us getting something at City is most definitely there.
Swansea City (h)
This is another fixture which does not have much recent history. There has only been one meeting against Swansea City since the turn of the century which was earlier in the season and it was won by Manchester United. With this being the last game home game of the season, you can expect the atmosphere to favour Manchester United.
Another prosperous hunting ground for Manchester United over the past few seasons. 4 of the last 5 meetings away to the Stadium Of Light and 9 of the last 12 meetings between the two clubs have been won by Manchester United.
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