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Manchester United: Premier League domination set to continue?

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Manchester United recorded title number 20 this season (©GettyImages)
Manchester United recorded title number 20 this season (©GettyImages).

The achievement of this Manchester United squad to win the Premier League is an incredible one, and the stories that run parallel are just as inspiring and captivating.

However, the success of this United team cannot be put down to one man in the guise of Robin van Persie - while his inclusion certainly helped United towards the title, United's 20th league success was won in so many different ways.

Primarily this was a season of revenge, where Sir Alex Ferguson and his merry men could get one over the blue half of Manchester. While Sir Alex talked about the awful feeling of the last day at the Stadium of Light, his plan was already falling into place of how to regain the title.

Ferguson not only used the motivation of revenge, but he re-instilled into his team a sense of superiority, one where they knew they could win regardless of the mess they might be in, something which held true throughout much of the early part of the season when United had to come from behind on more than one occasion.

However, the most important factor in this season for United was their consistency. It is well known that the first eleven of this squad is not the best in the country, arguably not even in the top four, but Ferguson managed to create an aura of confidence and of togetherness that no other team in the division can manage.

Ferguson's clever use of players such as Jones and Smalling, the settling of De Gea in goal and the fantastically consistent season of Michael Carrick allowed Van Persie and company the license to go forth and win games.

Without that, United are not a title winning team.

This was a title of attrition, of grit and of individual inspiration. At no point during this year did United really play like we know they can often grinding out wins against lesser teams with inspiration from RVP often pulling them through.

But the experience and the contribution of the youth in the squad was key, and will set a standard for future United sides. 

Danny Welbeck has finally started to find his feet on the left, Shinji Kagawa will only get better through the middle, Cleverley will surely assert himself even more next year, and the future of the defence with arguably the finest young right-back in the world in Rafael, the central defence of the future in Jones and Evans and a world class keeper in De Gea means this United team will only get better.

The future is bright if you are a Manchester United fan and it certainly sounds exciting.

United could dominate league for years to come, as they enter a new breed of young players hungry for more success. 

 

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