Certain members of my inner circle have an irrational fear of City winning the title. The planet has witnessed tough times of late, there has been a global recession, adverse weather conditions and the continued success of Simon Cowell to endure. Truly these are troubling times. Yet despite this, some of my pals think the rise of a blue moon is beyond the pale. It is simply not the case.
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Swanselona were pretty obliging opponents at Old Trafford but it was far from a joyous afternoon. Scholes looked like he was playing a high stakes game of poker after his opening goal rather scoring for his boyhood team. That just about summed up the mood in the wake of City’s late win. Ashley Young’s second goal was another pointy, curly shot from outside of the box that showed what a terrific finisher he is. Personally, I think he has improved over the course of this season and could do so again next year.
Not to make excuses, but, I recently read a blogger who suggested that things might be different had Kompany been injured for the enitre season rather than Vidic. It is certainly food for thought and highlights once again how tight these margins are. Many of us wrote this season off after the Serb’s injury, yet still we hang on until the final day.
One man who needs some time off is Javier Hernandez. It is troubling to report that he had another off day on Sunday and it is all rather disappointing aftre his blistering first season. Fergie made the excellent point before the game that he hasn’t had a proper break for three years because of his commitments with the Mexican national team. He is unplayable when on form so some rest for him will be welcome after the season is over.
Whilst the thought of ‘them from across town’ lifting the trophy next week is pretty unsavoury, let’s all thank the lord that City are not Liverpool, or Chelsea, or even Leeds – all more unpleasant mobs who remain far from champion material.
Manchester City are not over the line yet and it is up to us too make them earn the right to be called champions. If they do then they deserve it, as simple as that. However, we should fight to the bitter end. If the title is not decided until the final moment of the season then all the better. I recall a final day in Scotland a few years back when goal difference was to decide the destination of the championship, both Rangers and Celtic won by enormous margins. A meek surrender of our title would not be the Manchester United way.
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