I thought it was finally going to happen; the Red Devils were finally going to drop all 3 points in a league contest. It looked like the Ian Holloway-led Blackpool squad had finally cracked the code to defeating the English giants and were still leading 2-0 some 70 minutes into the contest. Enter an insane comeback tale, capped off by two beauty-Berba goals and one from the new Baby-Faced Assassin Chicharito. Looks of pure astonishment could be seen all over the crowd’s and player’s faces at Bloomfield Road. In reality, we all should have seen this one coming.
Last year’s runner ups have been doing this all season long. They have the kings of late goals, whether good or bad, this campaign and this game was no different. The team has yet to drop more than 2 points in any one contest in the league and I think this season’s squad have a legitimate shot at achieving only the second unbeaten season in EPL history. The squad is ridiculously deep and may be deeper if the club’s former talisman, Wayne Rooney, decides he’s going to gain 75% of the form he had last season and put the ball into the soccer goal. Thankfully, the club have found goals from other sources, such as Berba and Chicharito.
The resolve of grinding out results time and time again really shows the desire to recapture the league title this season. This season’s title race is pretty wide open still, with Arsenal and Manchester City within touching distance of United. Sir Alex’s boys do have some tough fixtures ahead, with both contests against Chelsea remaining, a trip to the Emirates to face the Gunners, and Manchester derby against City. With Vidic playing lights out lately and truly embracing the captain’s armband as well, the defense looks as formidable as ever. The midfield is firing on all cylinders and the front line has notched the most goals in league play of any squad out there. Sure, the comeback was against the Tangerines (perhaps the least intimidating sounding squad, though their results and play beg to overcome their lame nickname), but United have shown resolve all season long. I don’t see it ending. Do you? Even if the unbeaten streak ends, do you realistically see Arsenal or City winning the title? That’s what I thought.
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