Many expected a tough fight from the current English Premier League champions, but that has clearly not been the case for Manchester United this season, under the new stewardship of David Moyes.
The question now is, can they still defend their title?
A logical response would be to say no, but with 28 matches remaining, and 84 points still up for grabs, Red Devils fans should hold at least a little hope of their club retaining the domestic crown.
Manchester United have won their last three games, a sign that there has been clear improvement in recent weeks.
Now the key is to maintain that run of form for many games to come. A reasonable goal would be 10 consecutive victories, considering that they face teams whom they should clearly beat.
More good news is that rivals like Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur all face a tough upcoming calendar.
Should Manchester United's rivals drop considerable points, it would be outrageous not to seize an opportunity to close the gap at the top of the table.
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