As Manchester City prepare to lift the premier league trophy for the first time since 1968, their thoughts are also on the future which could see them as the dominant force in the league for many seasons to come. Manchester United does not believe this will be the case however, regardless of Sunday's outcome.
Since the Barclay's Premier League's inception in 1992, Manchester United has been the clear dominant side winning 12 titles, nine more than the nearest club. With Manchester City's resurgence, largely thanks to the seemingly bottomless pockets of City's owner Sheikh Mansour, they have the potential to dislodge United from the top of the pile and become the league's most successful club for the near future of the competition. This would represent a new era for the league, one which United cannot abide happening.
Manchester United's success is largely down to the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson has never allowed his team to fear anybody domestically or in Europe. Such is the Red Devil's dominance that Ferguson has shaped a team that inspires fear in the hearts of any team no matter their talents or riches. Manchester City may yet lift the trophy on Sunday but, according to the Red Devils manager, United will not start second-guessing themselves but instead savor the opportunity to meet the City challenge head on. Should City win, the challenges will be many and perhaps a little bit different from what Ferguson is used to. City are a well managed club, but the money at Roberto Mancini's disposal is perhaps unrivaled in the sport. If they are to be champions they will conceivably be able to sign any player and offer them anything they want.
Manchester United are a team in transition themselves. Ferguson is looking forward to rebuilding his squad so that they will continue to enjoy success at home and in Europe. Many expect a few signings this summer that will bolster the squad and make them favorites for multiple trophies next season. Ferguson remains upbeat at the prospect of meeting future challenges.
"We are certainly not going away, that's for sure", says Ferguson. "We know that there's a challenge and we accept that."
Part of what has made Ferguson so successful in his 26 year reign has been his ability and determination to rise to challenges and come out the better manager. Few will ever bet against the Scot as he uses his considerable talents to mold another outstanding Manchester United team. The disappointment of losing the league will sting Manchester United hearts and certainly more so if they lose to one of their bitterest rivals but, the future also looks bright for the red half of the city and their prospects of future glory. United fans will undoubtedly sleep comfortably knowing that they still as of yet have the manager that can deliver it for them.
Related VideosReturning Soon!!!!
No related posts.
Short URL: http://sport-ne.ws/ezc