Best title chance post Fergie

SER19

Full Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2008
Messages
8,355
Hear me out, before we address the obvious problem of looking more like losing to Wigan than winning 5 games in a row.

But set aside united, I said before the season started and think even more now, that we will see a winner without the points hauls of recent years.

The season is so unusual for obvious reasons. Add fatigue and now key injuries to Liverpool and City. Nobody looks capable of running away with it and as disastrous as the start has been we've only lost 2 games. We've added some depth and showed glimpses yesterday of the post lockdown form.

Of course the question is can we capitalise on such unusual circumstances and dig deep and stay in contention? Do we get poch in and try benefit from a new manager bounce?

If you're considering outside chance for Everton, spurs Chelsea or arsenal, you have to consider us too.

Anybody feeling ambitious?
 

#07

makes new threads with tweets in the OP
Joined
Oct 25, 2010
Messages
18,414
If we win our games against Chelsea and Arsenal its ON. :p ;)
 

Ish

Lights on for Luke
Joined
Mar 10, 2010
Messages
25,864
Location
Where fans' expectations are too high
Hear me out, before we address the obvious problem of looking more like losing to Wigan than winning 5 games in a row.

But set aside united, I said before the season started and think even more now, that we will see a winner without the points hauls of recent years.

The season is so unusual for obvious reasons. Add fatigue and now key injuries to Liverpool and City. Nobody looks capable of running away with it and as disastrous as the start has been we've only lost 2 games. We've added some depth and showed glimpses yesterday of the post lockdown form.

Of course the question is can we capitalise on such unusual circumstances and dig deep and stay in contention? Do we get poch in and try benefit from a new manager bounce?

If you're considering outside chance for Everton, spurs Chelsea or arsenal, you have to consider us too.

Anybody feeling ambitious?
In LvG’s famous words: we go for it!
 

PoTMS

Full Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2016
Messages
6,198
This season is definitely anyone's league. Any one of the top 8 could win it. Just a shame we didn't strengthen further this season. That plus our coaching deficiencies mean we won't end up winning it.
 

Pagh Wraith

Full Member
Joined
May 2, 2011
Messages
3,939
Location
Germany
City are big favourites now after van Dijk's injury. They'll be at full fitness soon enough and no other team is close to them in quality.
 

Oo0AahCantona

Full Member
Joined
May 23, 2014
Messages
5,161
if we are close to the top in January and we manage to get a astute signing in, based on everything we've seen so far its city's to lose, but it certainly seems up for grabs this year.
 

el3mel

Full Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2016
Messages
33,339
Location
Egypt
It's going to be a long ride that's what I know. This season is crazy.
 

SER19

Full Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2008
Messages
8,355
This season is definitely anyone's league. Any one of the top 8 could win it. Just a shame we didn't strengthen further this season. That plus our coaching deficiencies mean we won't end up winning it.
.
100% agree re strengthening. I think most fans felt that in summer. Add a centre half and sancho for example, and we'd have serious depth and quality
 

Borys

Full Member
Joined
May 10, 2013
Messages
3,389
Location
Cracow, PL
I'd be optimistic if we had our front three (MMM) available. But 2 of them are out for the next few games, so not so optimistic.

Hopefully Mata and James can keep the good form.
 

Pexbo

Online influencer who has never watched Star Wars
Joined
Jun 2, 2009
Messages
50,399
Location
Brizzle
This collective forum has bipolar.
 

charlenefan

Far less insightful than the other Charley
Joined
Aug 17, 2005
Messages
24,208
The year Leicester won it was the best chance, they were fully deserving don't get me wrong but don't forget the 2nd best side that year actually finished 3rd :lol:

Not for the first time our board have stopped any chance we had
 

balaks

Full Member
Joined
Feb 25, 2014
Messages
10,102
Location
Northern Ireland
Supports
Tottenham Hotspur
Its anybody's this season
 

Samid

follows Pogue around, fixing his images
Joined
Dec 12, 2012
Messages
28,565
Location
Oslo, Norway
From 'can we be relegated' last night to 'best title chance since Fergie' today. The caf has to be the most bipolar place on earth.
 

Castia

Full Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2011
Messages
12,312
I said earlier if only we got Sancho and possibly a CB we would have had an outside chance. Everybody is dropping points.
 

SER19

Full Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2008
Messages
8,355
This forum is strange, a relegation thread and a title winning thread.
I started the thread and don't want people to get carried away. I'm just saying that winning the league, and ole lifting the trophy in front of a packed old Trafford as fans return to the stadium and a vaccine is rolled out world wide and people start to forget Donald trump existed... Is a possibility
 

reddevilchennai

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Jun 19, 2019
Messages
370
Fergie with the current squad could win it easily in these kind of situations. Our squad has is good enough for Top 3 and with a good manager we can go and win the title. Wish we had a better manager at the moment.
 

Berbasbullet

Full Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2011
Messages
7,903
I started the thread and don't want people to get carried away. I'm just saying that winning the league, and ole lifting the trophy in front of a packed old Trafford as fans return to the stadium and a vaccine is rolled out world wide and people start to forget Donald trump existed... Is a possibility
Does brexit also get reversed?!
 

Falcow

Full Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2019
Messages
789
Location
Dublin
We have an outside chance. Bookies have us at 30 to 1 which is incredible value. We are better than city minus KDB that's for sure.

If Cavani can score goals for us then I think we will be in with a shout. I said it in the predictions thread that pool are a VVD injury away from battling for top 4.
 

MikeOnTheRadio

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Oct 17, 2020
Messages
3
Location
Goldenrod City
Both covid-19 and the crazy schedule we're experiencing have had a tremendous impact on basically every top team. Teams like Everton (and Villa?) have an advantage this time around because they didn't really have that many fatigue build-up last season and they're not playing any European competitions this season. Thankfully Spurs got into the Europa League, because if they didn't I think they'd be the favorites to win the title.

Regarding us, we need to keep in mind that, at least lately, we tend to perform not that well at the beginning of the season and then slowly improve over time. Hell, if we win our game in hand, we'd be above both Chelsea and Spurs in the table with the same amount of matches played.
 

Dancfc

Full Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2016
Messages
3,566
Supports
Chelsea
I don't think VVD out will affect Liverpool as much as people think, he's been pretty poor all year especially post lockdown. If they lost Alison for a significant period however then they would be in huge trouble.
 

el3mel

Full Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2016
Messages
33,339
Location
Egypt
One thing that's pretty clear is lack of fans make playing home/away hardly an advantage and irrelevant in grand scheme. Local fans were the main reason playing away is always tough, not anymore. This is wide open and you play anywhere without much pressure from fans on players.
 

bondsname

Full Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2018
Messages
782
It's been a wacky season with freak results but I think it will revert back to normal with time passing, eventually City winning it or Liverpool. I wouldn't bet on anyone reaching 100+ points though, and the gaps from the 1st place to the 4th will be closer than last season.
 

Loon

Full Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2011
Messages
5,045
Location
No-Mark
United are gonna have to make me believe; we are too inconsistent. Big loss for the dippers, but not enough to prevent them having a great chance of retaining the title. City will be encouraged mind you.
 

Pexbo

Online influencer who has never watched Star Wars
Joined
Jun 2, 2009
Messages
50,399
Location
Brizzle
I reckon 75-80 points could be enough to win the league this season and there’s maybe 6/7 teams that could challenge for that.
 

AltiUn

likes playing with swords after fantasies
Joined
Apr 29, 2014
Messages
13,916
I'd be optimistic if we had our front three (MMM) available. But 2 of them are out for the next few games, so not so optimistic.

Hopefully Mata and James can keep the good form.
We don't know how long Greenwood's out for, he was in training today.
 

padr81

Full Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2015
Messages
7,504
Supports
Man City
I would say yes if you guys can find consistency. I don't see any team finishing about 85 points, if you get somewhere from 80-85 you'll be in the mix. Atm its whoever can find a consistent run.
 

SER19

Full Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2008
Messages
8,355
How about a back to back top 4 finish first. Don't hate the optimism though.
You're right. This is a much more realistic goal. I suppose overall I'm worried an unexpected winner will capitalise on a crazy season and for reasons known only to Ed Woodward we will be left wondering what might have been had we shown a killer instinct in summer.

Saying that, if we're even with a sniff of near the top we should be looking for a Brunoesque addition in January