As Christmas approaches Manchester United currently sit second in the Premier League table behind neighbours Manchester City. You can bet that Sir Alex Ferguson is not a happy camper when he looks at the league table, and he will be viewing the Christmas fixture list as an opportunity to make up ground on City.
Traditionally United perform well around the Christmas period—some might say it's when their season starts for real. While those in some leagues enjoy a nice, little break around Christmas to recharge their batteries and avoid playing in the cold, teams in England are made of sterner stuff and scoff at the idea of taking a couple of weeks off, as it can affect momentum and often see players needing a couple of weeks to get back in their groove.
Given that United have been having a tough time over the past week or so with their shock elimination from the Champions League and the season-ending injury to Nemanja Vidic, I thought I'd spread some Christmas cheer and take a look back at ten great Christmas-period games involving Manchester United during the Premier League era. I hope you enjoy.