Three Reasons Why Manchester United Can Win the Title This Season

Three Reasons Why Manchester United Can Win the Title This Season

The 2001/02 season saw United score 87 goals, while fans witnessed 89 strikes in the 2011/12 campaign.

Manchester United look a happier side, and they should be, given the results they have been getting in England and Europe - looking like a Manchester United team of the past - off the cuff and exciting rather than pedestrian and methodical version of the best part of last four years.

"Thank you to all the Armenians who came to support me".

Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Phil Jones didn't make the plane to Russian Federation for their 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

"Everyone wants to win every competition we are in", said Young, who played wing-back and captained the side in their 4-1 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow in Russian Federation on Wednesday.

Many papers had linked forward Romelu Lukaku with a return to Stamford Bridge during the summer transfer window but the big Belgian opted to join Manchester United instead from Everton in a £75million deal.

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That United's latest victory was achieved even though Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini were missing delighted Mourinho even more. United are scoring far more goals than in previous seasons and conceding less thanks to the sustained brilliance of David de Gea, who made key saves on an otherwise quiet night for the United defence in Moscow.

It was common knowledge that Chelsea needed a new striker after Diego Costa's exit looked certain and Lukaku seemed like the natural fit for the Blues before he eventually chose to join Manchester United. Last season the football might not have been pretty but he did win the EFL Cup and Europa League. It's blow to United's title chances after he'd scored twice and set up two assists in the opening four Premier League games.

A criticism of Lukaku is that he plunders goals against weaker teams.

"I think only a strong character could resist the difficulties here", said Mourinho. With Real Madrid and Inter, we came for the knockout phase.

Manchester United weren't exactly going to struggle with the task of Crystal Palace. "We try to play positive, we try to play good, but we try to win".

Mourinho faces a long injury list with Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia all absent from the trip to Russian Federation because of injury. After a blip last season, it appears that Mkhitaryan is poised to bounce back and become the star player that he was in the German league.