What a difference a month makes, eh? A month ago, United looked to be well on their way to the Premier League title. With an eight-point lead with only six matches remaining, things looked quite rosy.
However, United have decided to make things interesting, to say the least. With only two matches remaining, it’s all level at the top on points, but City hold a valuable advantage in goal difference. Due to that, one of a couple of scenarios needs to play out for United to take the title:
1) Overhaul City on goal difference. For that to happen, United need to destroy Swansea and Sunderland and hope that Newcastle and QPR keep it very, very close against City.
2) Defeat Swansea and Sunderland and hope City drop points either today at Newcastle or next weekend at home to QPR
It’s not a nice place to be in to not have your destiny fully in your hands, but that’s the situation now. But it’s been a crazy season, and hope is far, far from lost.
Whatever happens, Sir Alex will be looking for the boys to step up and respond strongly after what’s transpired. First up is today’s match against Swansea, the last home match of the season. In November, an early Javier Hernandez goal was all that separated the two sides at the Liberty Stadium, but as mentioned above, it’s possible today’s scoreline will need to be closer to 10-0 than 1-0.
Lineups to come when they’re available