Titles are won in March and April, not December.
In most likelihood, Sir Alex Ferguson's men remain the favorites to win the title, as the only grueling fixture they face is against City.
Manchester City, on the other hand, have yet to face a resurgent Arsenal side, a side almost reminiscent of the Invincible era and a crucial fixture away at Newcastle. Not to mention their dip in form as of late.
In the end, I think, Sir Alex has the experience and valiance necessary to guide his team to a historic 20th title.
However, he will also need his players to perform at their best, ensuring they do not stumble along the path to glory.
Here are five of the most essential players that need to churn out splendid performances.