It was a good weekend for Manchester United grabbing all three points from what always promised to be a tricky meeting with Tottenham. All the doomsayers, including many United fans, who believe that the team is slowly crumbling with too many squad members not good enough to don the red shirt, should remember that United have now gone 21 matches since their last defeat by Chelsea on April 3 – and that unbeaten record was virtually achieved without the services of the man widely regarded as their main weapon.
Is that a record that points to the imminent destruction of the Old Trafford empire as has often been predicted by so many media pundits and rival fans? Hardly! There can be little argument that too many points have been given away with late defensive lapses this season but as disappointing as they were, those points would have normally been safely in the bag leaving United on top of the table instead of trailing Chelsea by five.
Results like those against Fulham, Everton and West Brom are bound to occur over the course of a long season, don’t be at all surprised if United even gets the benefit of similar ones later on in the campaign. Yes, some of the performances by United have been scratchy to say the least yet despite those, an impressive undefeated record has been stitched together over a lengthy period.
While improvements in certain areas of the squad are undoubtedly required, never forget the fact that in Sir Alex Ferguson, United has the best man possible to overcome whatever shortcoming he sees. Rest assured that every other Premier League club will be looking at Old Trafford, sees a manager who has proved time and again that he knows exactly what’s needed to win honours and will never agree with those doomsayers predicting the end of the Ferguson legacy.
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