- 01/25/2012, 05:53AM ET
rezzza said 01/25, 05:53 AM
Experience will see them through, they will punch into 5th gear and they still have 6th in the bag, Man City will fall at the last hurdle. Balotelli is a disgrace and will be banned so their goals will dry up. GOMU!!!
Bayern said 01/25, 11:50 AM
5th and 6th gear? More like United is throwing the bus into reverse. Man United is so depleted in midfield talent right now, they called 37 year old grandfather Paul Scholes out of retirement. Scholes was a great player, but this was a sign of desperation.
The current United team is still one of the better teams in the world, but they are nowhere near the best. This became evident when they were defeated by Benfica and Basel in the UEFA Champions League. United are in a bridge-gap year. They did better than expected last season and had nowhere to go but down considering their transfer policy over the summer. I'm sure they will be back next year.
But this season belongs to Man City. City doesn't have the experience or the pedigree of United, but they have something that is even more important in a long EPL campaign; depth. City is stacked with talent. Any other team would be crushed by losing Tevez; City doesn't even need him.
Over the next three fixtures, United plays Stoke, Chelsea, and Liverpool. City faces Everton, Fuhlam, and Aston Villa. With a 3 point cushion, City has the chance to build a lead over the next few weeks that United simply can't catch.
rezzza said 01/26, 12:12 PM
City lost to Liverpool and it could have been more, LFC are rubbish now! They fell, and not even at the last hurdle and will fall again.
Scholes is old, but still great, he proved that with yet another goal in his 2nd game back!
No point showing the next 3 games, fixture go up to end of May, besides, United will beat those 3 np!
Bayern said 01/27, 09:48 AM
You're optimistic. I'll give you that. The first sign of a blind fan. No way Man United takes 9 points from the next three fixtures. If they were playing that well they wouldn't have been eliminated from the CL by a Swiss team and they wouldn't be trailing City in the domestic table right now.
Had City advanced into the knock-out round from the group stage in the CL, while United got dumped into the Europa League, MAYBE United would have had a chance to take advantage of City's double duty. As that didn't happen, I expect City's depth to be the ultimate advantage that will carry them to the league title.
And City losing to Liverpool proves nothing. Less than a month ago United lost at home to Blackburn. You know, the "let's try not to get relegated" Blackburn in 18th place.
rezzza said 01/27, 11:12 AM
Blackburn are on a good run and in the EPL any team can beat any other, there are no easy games. I agree it will be close, but you can't deny that Man Utd have the experience behind them so that's why I'm backing them, what have City got, just money! Nerves will creep in and they will start to lose games. Mark my words! Anyway, since you got all your buddies to vote for you, no point in me writing more is there hence I will offer you a draw and I think you should take it!!! lol
p.s. any Man Utd fan on this site, you're a disgrace for not backing us to win, call yourself a fan!? :/
Bayern said 01/27, 12:11 PM
I hate when United fans call out City fans for "just having money." United was also bought out by a big billionaire. The only difference is United was bought out by a guy that saddled the club with unpayable debts while City was bought by a guy with seemingly unlimited funds. United fans are uncomfortable because they are no longer the only big, overspending club in England anymore.
I agree that United has far more experience. As a team, it goes without saying, but City has individual players that have plenty of experience. Enough to mitigate that advantage from United. Especially when players on United start breaking down from wear & tear and cannot be replaced. City's depth is scary. That will be the difference. All the experience in the world is useless if you don't have enough good players left on your roster to positivel affect the outcome of the season.
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