Posted: 5/1/2012 10:21:25 AM
My title clearly says I'm not celebrating the title. If I find a line I would gladly bet United to win the title still with City's tough schedule remaining (how poetic would it be for Mark Hughes to steal away the title?). Sweeping our rivals that have dominated the English Soccer scene for decades is such a great feeling and has to be a sign of the power shift in the league. I'm in no way saying we surpassed Man U or that Mancini is better than SAF or anything like that. I'm saying that this season officially announced that we're here. We thoroughly outplayed United in both EPL matches this season and the EPL title is in our own hands. That's quite an improvement from, say, five years ago?
As for personnel, completely agree that United need a creative midfielder. Like I said to beest, they have attacking wingers and forwards but no box to box midfielders they can rely on. Scholes and Giggs are on their way our and SAF needs replacements.