5 Reasons Man United Will Win the Premier League Again in 2013-14
To the untrained eye, Manchester United are currently a club in transition.
Sir Alex Ferguson spent over 26 years at the helm of the Red Devils, leading the club to unprecedented glory.
His retirement has the potential to throw the club into turmoil, but I just do not think this will be the case.
Here are five reasons why.
Entering the new season reigning champions won't hold any added pressures for this United side.
Last term the Red Devils blitzed the competition, topping the Premier League table by a resounding 11 points. They showed a consistency typical of the great Sir Alex Ferguson teams.
Under David Moyes, United will carry this momentum into next season.
Despite the introduction of a new manager into the fray, this is one of the most stable clubs in Britain. Even the ongoing madness of Wayne Rooney's wantaway ambitions won't change this.
There will only be one or two players sold this summer and one or two bought.
Robin van Persie will keep banging in goals, Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand will remain stoic at the back while Michael Carrick will still be his understated self.
Those who thought Manchester United were in for a relatively quiet summer have truly been proved wrong.
The owners of the club, the Glazer family, seem willing to give David Moyes a bumper transfer kitty to spend in the market and bring in the players he wants.
According to The Telegraph, the Scotsman will have £60 million at his disposal, plus funds received from the sales of players.
By all accounts, he is looking at bringing in a big name to Old Trafford. Potentially Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo or Cesc Fabregas.
The Red Devils will be a genuine force in the transfer market alongside the infinitely wealthy Chelsea and City.
Last term, the signing of Robin van Persie proved a major difference in winning the league, who knows which world-class player will land in Manchester this time around?
Return to Form
There were a few players in the Manchester United squad who did not perform to anywhere near their peak level last term.
The majority were wingers. Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Nani all gave little production from the flanks, contributing for two goals between them in the Premier League.
Depending on who remains at Old Trafford, this group is due for massive improvement next season, especially Antonio Valencia, who was previously plagued by injury problems.
There is another bracket of players: Those who played well last campaign but maybe did not get the opportunities they deserved in the first team.
Count Shinji Kagawa and Javier Hernandez in this bracket.
The former should see more playing time in the central trequartisita role, while the latter should spend less time toiling on the bench. Great things lie ahead.
When the Premier League season kicks off in August, the Red Devils may not have the strongest squad on paper, but as a team, there is no stronger dynamic.
Even without performing wingers and only one consistent central midfielder, United were virtually unstoppable for much of the campaign.
Chelsea, City, Arsenal—these clubs could not overcome their deficiencies; Sir Alex's side thrived.
Moyes seems to have pinpointed these weaknesses and will likely bring in a box-to-box midfielder to go with the already signed Wilfried Zaha.
Beyond quality, United also have the strongest squad mentally.
When the going gets tough down the stretch, there is no other group of players you would back to pull through and deliver.
Winning breeds winning. This is a fact in sport.
Manchester United have won five of the past seven league titles. For the two they lost out on, the combined points differential between them and the ultimate winner was one.
The last two seasons, the Red Devils have finished on 89 points.
There are over a dozen multiple Premier League-winning players in the current squad. Under Sir Alex, this team was bred to win titles.
Who would bet against them?