Manchester United moved three points clear of Premier League rivals with victory over Stoke City at Old Trafford last night – and with the team unbeaten this season Sir Alex Ferguson’s outfit is now favourite to take the title in May. Yet, in managing 20 Premier League games without defeat United has only sporadically impressed.
Eight draws, seven of them away from home, tells a tale of a side some what short of earlier vintages. Indeed, with a squad that has perhaps two or three ‘world class’ stars Ferguson’s side is arguably less talented than at any time in the past five years.
Others point to the depth of young talent coming through the ranks, who will eventually replace Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Edwin van der Sar.
Where do you think the current side ranks?