The one critical factor for the rest of the season that will carry United to its 13th Premier League title in its 20-year history is the partnership between Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick.
United have won all ten Premier League matches they have played together since Scholes came out of retirement. It is no coincidence that during that time United turned a five-point deficit into an eight-point lead.
Some people have even touted Scholes as Player of the Year, but my choice would be Carrick. Little more than four months ago, the Ginger Prince was languishing in retirement, and Carrick, in an injury-hit season, was getting his usual quota of disproportionate criticism.
And yet some people are even talking of the pair being England's central midfield in Euro 2012!
Sir Alex was probably being over-protective in resting Scholes against Wigan—and he paid for it as the Latics turned in a master-class.
Injuries permitting, the duo will finish out the season and is the main reason why I'm confident United will prevail.
They are just one pairing in United's most settled team that can carry us to glory yet again, and there are plenty of other reasons to be confident.