Manchester United; is the Premier League title dream a lost cause?

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After a turbulent start to the season and an inconsistent run of results, one cannot really make a strong opinion on the outcome of Manchester United's season. Yet a highly confident Robin van Persie has shown great optimism in believing that Louis van Gaal can guide the Red Devils to top the Premier League.

Their season may not have got off the the best of starts as their form from last season seemed to continue with a shameful 2-1 home defeat to Swansea, not to mention a humiliating 5-3 loss to new boys Leicester, but United seem to have got back on the rails.

United resurgence

After failing to pick up victories against Sunderland and Burnley, United fans could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel when they splashed out the cash over the summer, bringing in World Cup runner-ups Angel Di Maria and Marcos Rojo. 

Things seemed to get even better for Van Gaal when he brought Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, who made his debut in a pleasing 4-0 victory against QPR. 

Ever since that horrifying 5-3 result against Leicester, the red side of Manchester can walk away with a smile on its face. A 2-1 victory against West Ham may not have seemed so significant at the time, but now looking at the Hammers form, it can prove to be a massive result for Van Gaal's men.


Recent form

An aesthetically pleasing 2-1 home victory against Everton, topped off with some remarkable goalkeeping from David de Gea shone the light in the right direction for United. 

Despite a dull 2-2 draw against West Brom, United bounced back with a magical last minute equaliser against a sprawling 10-man-Chelsea side courtesy of Van Persie's desperate and thunderous effort.

The Dutchman said after the game: "Yes we have had a bumpy start but things are getting better for us.

"We have to stay focused because we play our big rivals next week who will want to win badly," he added.

"We have to stay focused because we play our big rivals next week who will want to win badly," he added.

So is this the beginning of the revolution for United? Could Van Gaal have really turned things around for the Red Devils? Or will a thrashing in the Manchester derby turn things on their heads?

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