The league table doesn’t lie, last season Manchester City were the best team in the Premier league and won it because of that fact.
United weren’t robbed, it wasn’t ‘Joey Barton’s fault’ – lets face facts if we’re relying on that cretin to save our season, we don’t deserve to win anything. I’m not about to start moaning about City ‘buying the title’ – they had money they spent it, we knew they would and what we needed to do to prevent them being successful and we failed. United let an eight point lead slip with six games to go. That’s not the form of Champions- nor is going to our rivals with a game plan simply not to lose.
There’s something that seems quite amiss in the media though, ever since with seconds of the season left, Sergio Aguero won City the title. It’s as though history is being rapidly re-written to make United seem like a sick old man, whipped to a pulp by a young vibrant athlete. Well I’m sorry but I just don’t recall the season in the same way. Yes United lost, but were we really that bad?
Here’s how the media viewed last season- and United’s future.
One of the greatest if not the greatest club sides in the history of English football triumphed over one of the worst United sides in recent memory. Well excuse me for stating the obvious but wouldn’t such a great side have beaten such a poor one by more than just goal difference? Wouldn’t they have wrapped up the league well before the 95th minute?
City managed to cope for several games without their skipper and best defender Vincent Kompany, as we were constantly reminded whenever the Belgian missed a game. Nemanja Vidic missed almost the entire season, yet this is hardly mentioned and when it is, it’s dismissed as almost irrelevant.
United were so desperate they bought Paul Scholes out of retirement-which shows how much they’d slipped. Surely if Tom Cleverley and Darren Fletcher hadn’t been ruled out for months we wouldn’t have needed to bring Scholes back, but is anyone really surprised we did? One of the best midfielders of all time, who was training with the first team and obviously fit. Meanwhile City signed Owen Hargreaves. Yes, Owen Hargreaves, yet somehow it’s United who were the sad desperate ones.
Phil Jones was a flop. Yep, that teenager we bought who played over 40 games and was part of a side that amassed 89 points, the same lad thats ten years away from reaching his peak and is now part of the England squad, he’s shit him.
United are in decline. Our best points tally in years, after losing our best defender for the entire season. Chris Smalling, Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones, David De Gea, Javier Hernandez, Rafael, Tom Cleverley and Fabio. If only we had some good young players to help us move forward, players who’ve already shown they can play at the very top level.
The jury’s still out on David De Gea. Of course after all, stunning saves week in week out and 13 clean sheets in 29 league games, are a joke. At the age of 21 the Spanish stopper is obviously past it, so bad he’s been called up to the full Spain squad.
United have no money to compete with City and Chelsea. If only there was a rule being implemented which would give a club like United, with our massive turnover some form of help…..
Sir Alex Ferguson will retire one day. Yes he will, but I’m guessing it won’t be this forthcoming season so and again I may be being presumptuous but our manager’s eventual retirement will have no bearing on us until he actually does retire.
It’s the dawn of a new era. Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t everyone say this when Jack Walker’s millions delivered Blackburn Rovers their third league title? Or when Arsene Wenger won the double in 1998? Or when Jose and Roman started a ‘Blue Revolution’ or when Rafa Benitez took Liverpool to the top of the table?
I may come across as deluded, after all even I’m not blind to the fact the Glazers taking large sums out of the club is detrimental to it, but I just don’t buy into the idea that last season proved how poor we are and how much trouble we’re in. I may be wrong but despite it being an unsuccessful campaign, I think the players who’ve come through and gained valuable experience will help next season be a much better one. Believe.