So far, so good for Manchester United’s mid-term report?
Is their current position in the English Premier League a true reflection of the team’s talents and title glory merely a formality? Or are there any improvements that Sir Alex Ferguson and the squad must make to be considered the favourites to lift the trophy at the end of the season?
United are checking in to the holiday period at the top of the EPL Christmas tree. Despite defensive lapses, a perceived hole in their midfield and their cross-town rivals being defending champions, Sir Alex Ferguson has rallied his troops for yet another assault on the title.
The addition of a world-class striking talisman in Robin van Persie looks so far to be tipping the balance for United.
There have, however, been surprise defeats already in this season, leaving little room for error.
Sir Alex has also been a little more experimental with formations and starting lineups than usual, trying to find the perfect blend for success. This gradual tweaking of the squad has highlighted that, although currently sat proudly at the top of the tree, there are improvements that must be made to ensure that United can win the EPL.