They Aren’t Losing Games – Unbeaten in the league, and unbelievably tight in Europe, they have that worryingly ominous air to them that means they can win games they should draw and draw games they should lose. As soon as they start playing well, look out.
Wayne Rooney – Still a class act despite a poor World Cup and the distractions of a new contract, Rooney can win games and carry United to European glory if he has to. Arjen Robben took Bayern to the final last year, when Rooney hits form again, he could do the same.
Fergie – He still wants this trophy more than ever, not even winning it in 2008 has satisfied his thirst for success. And as he continues to unearth gems like Hernandez, he would love to leave a final legacy of success in one last Champions League.
They Have The Experience – From the ‘keeper and the back four, through to Scholes, Giggs, Fletcher, Carrick and Rooney, they have players all over the pitch who can step up when needed and won’t be flustered by the occasion. AC Milan started the trend of prolonging careers by using older players sparingly and when required, United could do the same.
It May Be The Only Trophy They Win This Year – As the Premiership becomes even more unpredictable and sees teams like Spurs and Man City put themselves forward as challengers, could the Champions League represent the best chance of silverware at Old Trafford? Fergie is surely going to retire soon, and the team will need rebuilding by someone else.
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