Premier League Title Race Run-In: Why Manchester United Will Outlast City

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Premier League Title Race Run-In: Why Manchester United Will Outlast City
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OK all you Manchester United haters (especially the City 'bitters'), you can have your moan about penalties not given in the Comments below.

Meanwhile, the rest of us will be reading about the juggernaut that is now rolling inexorably towards title Number 20 (with the worst United team for years?).

(By the way, this is what it looks like City supporters if you ever win the Premier League.)

I was at Monday night's win as usual and if it looked nervous on the telly, it was a whole lot worse in the stadium. Nevertheless, the OT support was the best for weeks in the first half. The Red Devils were very professional in that first 45 minutes and there was only one team in it until the last 10 minutes.

The passing and movement was outstanding early on against a team set up to frustrate. Unfortunately, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Danny Welbeck all had off nights and the Fulham goal was clearly protected by an invisible light beam.

But the fact that it was so hard is exactly one of the reasons why United will now prevail—yet again. It was a poor performance in many respects, but they still ground out a result.

So that's where we'll start...

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