Hats Off to Manchester United
Manchester United defeated Wigan 2-0 to win their second consecutive Premier League title. The brace flowed fittingly for this season. The young generation won it, with Cristiano Ronaldo deftly slotting in a penalty. The older generation sealed it with Ryan Giggs, in his record-tying 750th appearance for United, touching in a through-ball from Rooney.
The final tally gives Man U a two point advantage, but their discrepancy from the competition was far greater. They beat out Arsenal at scoring goals (80-74) and beat out Chelsea at keeping them out (22-26). Though they won the title at Wigan, they really won it at home, compiling a ruthless record of 17-1-1 at Old Trafford and outscoring their opponents 47-7.
With tummy rumblings semi-mollified after a healthy dose of pepto-bismol, Arsenal and Chelsea fans would admit for a day, that perhaps United were the better club this season. And maybe, for a day, Gary Neville running out to celebrate with the lads in a crisp, white tracksuit can be ignored.
Pundits are pushing Ferguson to fly out on a high note, but with the squad he has still developing why not wait for the fruition?