The memory of Sergio Aguero’s last minute title winner against QPR is still fresh (no thanks to Sky and that bloody advert), so it’s amazing to think that in just over 30 days the whole thing will start again.
Manchester United will look to rectify their mistakes of the past season by reclaiming the Premier League title, so what better way to do so than against the team that derailed their charge to the title last time round?
Whilst the 1-0 defeat to Wigan was bad, it is widely believed that the 4-4 draw with Everton at Old Trafford was the final nail in the coffin of Manchester United’s title hopes. 3-1 up, United made hard work of Moyes’ men and in the dying moments of the game a Steven Pienaar goal turned United’s world upside down as the Merseyside team pulled level.
In that game defensive frailties cost the defending champions, but as United go into the 2012/2013 season they may be boosted by the return of captain Nemanja Vidic. The Serbian missed the second half of the season after rupturing cruciate ligaments in his knee and his absence told (despite Jonny Evans doing his best to minimise the damage).
Vidic was seen working with the ball last week in a training session so he may be nearing a return, and if he manages to reach the heights of the season prior this year then United will definitely be considered strong contenders to reclaim their title having lost out last time on goal difference.
United have added the impressive Shinji Kagawa to their line up, snapping him up from German champions Borussia Dortmund and continue to look to the future with the young starlet Nick Powell from Crewe. Sir Alex has stated that his summer spending may not be over and with a month and a half to go things should be interesting, especially with the likes of Lucas Moura, Robin Van Persie and Christien Eriksen all linked with moves to United.
So are you convinced by United ,or have the newly crowned champions of Europe Chelsea swayed you with the addition of Eden Hazard, Marko Marin and Kevin De Bruyne to their ranks? Man City haven’t even started their business yet but with blank cheques at their disposal the world is curious to see who they add to their already star studded team. Then there are the chasing pack with a Tottenham being lead by AVB, Arsenal and even Liverpool.
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