Three reasons Man United are still in the title race

It’s gone a little under the radar, but Manchester United have now won six Premier League games on the bounce. The Red Devils were poor at the start of the campaign, but have grown into things as the games have passed, and look certain to finish in the top four if they can maintain their form.

But maybe they can aim a little higher still… After all, Chelsea and Manchester City aren’t too far ahead. Here are THREE reasons they have a chance…

Top class goalscorers

Liverpool may have out-shot Manchester United, but the home side showed their class by making their efforts count. Juan Mata’s may have been offside, but Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie showed their class in front of goal, while Mario Balotelli and Raheem Sterling missed glorious chances.

The best goalkeeper in the league

While strikers get the headlines, goalkeepers can be just as vital in scoring points at the other end of the pitch. And David de Gea is certainly one of, if not the, best in the Premier League, which was evident again today. His stop from Mario Balotelli’s powerful effort was, arguably, his best of the game, but he also reacted well to keep out Sterling.

Lack of European action

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While their rivals have all been balancing European and domestic football, United have been able to focus on the league. They appeared stronger, quicker and more prepared than Liverpool today, which cannot be a coincidence after a week off while their foes were taking on Basel. After Christmas the continental schedule will resume, which will play into LVG’s hands.

 


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