Manchester United: Why the Red Devils Will Win the EPL

Jeff HarbertSenior Writer IApril 12, 2008

Three points clear of Chelsea with five games remaining, Manchester United is in the driving seat to retain its Premier League crown.

A draw against Middlesbrough last weekend allowed Chelsea to move closer to the Premiership leaders, but Sir Alex will be hoping his side can build on their win over Roma in midweek and push on towards the Premier League title.

Sir Alex Ferguson has amassed nine Premiership titles during his time at Manchester United and there is no reason why the fiery Scotsman can’t make it ten.

His side currently sits at the pinnacle of the table and if they maintain their form there is no doubt they will still be at the top when the season draws to a close.

With a squad possessing an abundance of experience when it comes to chasing after a title, Manchester United is more than equipped to win its second consecutive Premier League crown.

Only Ben Foster and United’s four off-season purchases lack the experience of chasing after the English Premier League title.

Both Nani and Anderson, however, have been involved in title-chasing teams in the Portuguese League with Sporting Lisbon and FC Porto respectively. Owen Hargreaves has plenty of experience from winning the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich and Carlos Tevez is no stranger to decisive games after helping West Ham avoid relegation on the final day last season.

With the rest of the squad well aware of what it takes to finish the season as champions following last year’s triumph, Manchester United is in good shape to win its tenth Premiership Crown.

And with Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney in outstanding form, the Red Devils will only have themselves to blame if they fail to end the season as English champions.

Darren Fletcher, Nemanja Vidic, Louis Saha, and Nani are the only absentees from injury at this moment, and all of them will be back in time to contribute to United’s double assault.

Sir Alex will be counting his blessings at the players he has to his disposal at this point of the season, when at the same point last year Ferguson did not even have the luxury of resting members of his squad.

Wayne Rooney was used as a substitute against Roma on Wednesday and both Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Scholes completely sat out the game. All three players will now be ready to face Arsenal on Sunday in one of the most important games of the season.

With Sir Alex Ferguson able to rest his players and keep his squad fresh, United should be able to brush off the challenge of Chelsea and Arsenal in their pursuit for the English Premier League title.