Many have doubted Manchester United's ability to retain their title. But with a comfortable opening day win against Swansea City, they have shown that they are still the team to beat in the Premier League.
Since the arrival of Jose Mourinho, Chelsea have been touted as favourites for the 2013-14 title. Until now, David Moyes hasn't brought any big names to Old Trafford. It has been a frustrating transfer window and there is a big worry among fans about Moyes' ability to attract top players.
However, United and Moyes have proved all the doubters wrong by winning the FA Community Shield against Wigan Athletic and then registering a comfortable opening day victory against Swansea City. With the league's best striker in their squad, United still have the quality and consistency required to win the title. Robin van Persie played a key role for United last season and again showed his brilliance in the opening league match by scoring two outstanding goals.
Now that Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand are fit, and with Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling continue to improve, the defence shouldn't be a problem. Also, in David de Gea, Manchester United have a great goalkeeper. The only thing which is lacking in the present squad is creativity in the midfield.
David Moyes should look to sign a creative midfielder before the transfer window shuts on September 2. However, if he isn't successful, lets not forget that Manchester United won the title last time with this same squad. So as long as Van Persie continues to score goals consistently, Manchester United should be able to retain the title.
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