Irrespective of whether Manchester United win, lose or draw at Wembley in a few hours time, I’m going to throw something at my television or computer if I hear another word about this being the worst Ferguson side to win a Premier League title. ITS JUST A MYTH – facts and figures prove it! Yes I know that statistics can prove whatever you want them to but PLEASE, how about using a little bit of common sense. The 1998-99 Treble winning team has gone down in history as immortals and rightly so, yet a quick look at reality will give a different picture.
The old saying suggests ‘Never mind the quality, feel the width’ but in the case of Ferguson’s 2010-11 United, it’s a case of ‘Feel the depth’. The composure of van der Sar, experience and leadership of Ferdinand, grit of Vidic, guile of Giggs and Scholes in midfield, creativity of Carrick, lung busting energy of Park, thrust of Hernandez, football brains of Berbatov, determination of Rooney, direct wing play of Valencia, inventive nature of Nani, youthful exuberance of the Silva twins and whoever else I may have forgotten.
And some fans still have the nerve to say that this is “the worst Ferguson side to win a Premier League” Give me a break! Yes, IF United manage to lift the Champions League Trophy for a fourth time at Wembley it will most definitely be a bonus because the primary objective this season was undoubtedly title number 19.
So for the sake of comparing this side to the legends of 1999 please consider this FACT
1999 – Won 22…Drew 13…Lost 3…Goals For 80…Against 37…POINTS 79
2011 – Won 23…Drew 11…Lost 4…Goals For 78…Against 37…POINTS 80
REALLY, what more can anyone ask for?