Manchester United claimed the Premier League trophy this season, however with many changes around the top clubs in England, next season looks set to be one of the closest title races yet.  

Here we ponder which teams have the depth in their squads to deliver the goods for next season and lift that all important trophy come May 2014. 

Manchester United:

United won the title in extra-ordinary fashion by clinching it against Aston Villa on April 22. 

However, are they the title favourites for next season? No. With the new manager announced, David Moyes, it looks unlikely that within his first season of arrival he could pull of such an incredible accolade such as the Premier League title. 

And Manchester United's squad isn't exactly brilliant, coming up to christmas they had one of the worst defences in the top-half and were compiled with injuries. 

But what kept them winning was the attackers and Sir Alex Ferguson. If David Moyes is keen to get a trophy next year he's going to need to splash the cash on a few replacements. 

What better to win over the fans than to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. The Glazer family have supported this move and seem highly interested but it's down to Real Madrid's terms whether he leaves or not.

Ronaldo could help the Red Devils retain the Premier League trophy next year.

Prediction: Third

Chelsea: 

Jose Mourinho's return is back on the table and in broad daylight which only means one thing; he's going to bring and splash the money Roman Abramovich will supply him with. 

Mourinho is a brilliant manager and knows how to spend, he will be looking for a striker for Chelsea and who better than Edinson Cavani or Wayne Rooney. They both bring fantastic attributes to their game and would slot in nicely in the first XI. 

Them, with many other players could be the difference between a third placed finish this year to a first place finish next year. And all with of course - the tactician himself, Jose Mourinho.

Prediction: First

Arsenal: 

On recently securing a Champions League spot for next year's campaign, Wenger will be looking to spend big this summer. But then again - we expect that every year.

This time the fans are relying on him to bring in a big summer name, a world class player. They need to fill their huge gaping defence which has let in far too many goals in this season.

They haven't exactly had the best of season's - starting slow in the Premier League and only just pipping Tottenham for fourth place is only just about acceptable at the Emirates. 

Prediction: Fourth

Manchester City:

With Roberto Mancini being sacked last week, it looks like Manuel Pellegrini is the man to take Manchester City over next season. Radamel Falcao would be an ideal signing to help the Etihad club regain their Premier League dominance.  

However, Pellegrini will have to sort out the problems that the players have with each other. They most definitely have one of the strongest sides in Europe and in the Premier League but it's just whether they can work together and in doing so create world-class performances.

Prediction: Second 

 

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