Why Manchester United Will Win the Premier League Next Year

Will Tidey@willtideySenior Manager, GlobalMay 22, 2013

It's extremely early to make predictions, but if you pushed me on it—really pushed me—I'd put my money on Manchester United to retain their Premier League title next season.

Yes, they've got a new manager in David Moyes. Yes, 26-plus years of Sir Alex Ferguson is a lot to live up to and Moyes will be under intense pressure. And, yes, Wayne Rooney may very well not be there to help him.

But what Ferguson leaves behind is a club structure honed for success. His legacy is a mindset amongst the squad and the staff at Old Trafford that has produced prolific success. Provided Moyes taps into it, adds a couple of good players this summer and has a fit Robin van Persie next season, United will triumph.

Chelsea's transition to a new manager is unlikely to be as smooth. The same could be said about Manchester City. Tottenham have Gareth Bale, but not enough around him yet.

Realistically, that leaves Arsenal, but do we really believe Arsene Wenger can lead his team on a genuine title challenge? I don't.