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Manchester United: Can they retain their title next season?

Can Manchester United retain the title next season? (©GettyImages)
Can Manchester United retain the title next season? (©GettyImages).

With Manchester United having won the Premier League with several games to spare, will they be able to repeat their success next year?

This success all depends on whether each team in the top four this year manages to either pull their socks up - or, indeed, strengthen their squads.

Here we will look at each team in the top spots to see if they stand any chance of winning the league next season - and, if not, to see if they stand a chance at getting that all important top-four spot.

Chelsea

With the possible return of Jose Mourinho, Chelsea are more than likely in for a revamp this summer. It was recently claimed by the Sun newspaper that "Mourinho has chosen Colombian ace Falcao to join him" when he possibly returns to Stamford Bridge.

If this were to happen then who else will Mourinho bring in to Chelsea? More than likely, Chelsea's current stars such as Eden Hazard and Juan Mata will excel with the addition of newcomers, making them to be strong contenders for the title.

However, it must be said that even if Mourinho does not go back to the Blues, Chelsea will still be a force to be reckoned with in the transfer market - and will still bring a strong fight for the title.

Manchester City

The former champions have certainly shown that they were unable to keep up with the red side of Manchester this year. However, despite their performance this year it is likely that they will come back stronger next year.

This is due to possible transfers such as Edinson Cavani who, it is claimed in the Daily Mail, Manchester City have reportedly agreed terms with the player over a summer move. This could be one of many players to possibly be brought in to strengthen Manchester City and allow then to try and regain the title off their main rivals. 

Arsenal

Arsenal have had a trophy drought for eight years now and times have been hard for the Arsenal faithful. However, with the rumours surrounding the club in recent weeks of a spending spree occurring in the summer, silverware could be returning to the Gunners.

With the latest claims that Cesc Fabregas could be on a return trip to the Emirates, Arsenal’s squad could be in for an injection of current talent, allowing for a fight for the top-four in the Premier League and it could even be argued for the title itself.

However, this all depends on their manager's signings. If he buys for the future again this window, then Arsenal may not be able to contend for title, but if the rumours become reality, the Premier League could see the return of a once great team.

Tottenham

Tottenham have a very simple problem. If they are able to hold on to the likes of Gareth Bale, Hugo Lloris and Jan Vertonghen whilst bringing in more players in the summer they could bring the fight to the big clubs again next year and battle for a Champions league spot.

However, if they do lose Bale to a team like Real Madrid or even Manchester United then Tottenham could fall short of Champions league qualification next year, due to the strength of the four other clubs mentioned here.

Manchester United

Now, finally, we come to the current holders. If they manage to maintain their form from this year there is no doubt that they will be contenders for the title. With the rumours of Cristiano Ronaldo returning, and possible transfer targets such as Robert Lewandowski and Nicolas Gaitan, the Manchester United squad could come out on top and retain the title next season.

Furthermore if the rumours of Radamel Falcao snubbing a Chelsea move and coming to Old Trafford are true, Manchester United could be the strongest side in the Premier League and, indeed, contenders to regain their Champions League success.

 

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