Liverpool take on Chelsea on Sunday just before United go to Wearside to take on Sunderland. Chelsea lead United by 1 point and are way ahead on goal difference (thanks to the massacre of Stoke City). If Chelsea drop points at Anfield and United win, then United go ahead and look likely to win the title. However, if Chelsea win at Anfield, then the title goes to London. No disrespect to Wigan but I can't see them taking points against Chelsea.
If United win the title, then we go one up over Liverpool. The record will stand at 19-18 and Liverpool's long standing record will be over. Would Liverpool fans love to see that? Would they want to hand over the title to United by beating Chelsea?
But the main point is that we are dependent on Liverpool winning the title for us. That in my opinion is the maost shameful thing for a Red Devil...that we need help from the Scousers. We had umpteen opportunities to seal the title by now.
1) Points dropped at Burnley: Carrick missing the penalty that would have got us a point atleast. But we had no business losing this match. Burnley were surely relegation material.
2) Points dropped against Sunderland at home: This was again a match which we should have won. Sunderland played well that day but SAF got the line-up wrong. And there was some shocking goalkeeping by Foster as well...
3) Loss to Aston Villa at OT: Again...we were toothless in this match. Created nothing after giving away a headed goal to Ablongahor. Atleast a draw was needed here.
4) Points dropped at Blackburn: If Valencia had taken that chance, we would have sealed the title by now.
I think these four games have put us in this spot where we need Liverpool to do us a favor. Of all the teams, we need Liverpool to help us out.
We really don't deserve the title. Even if we win, this won't be one of the best titles ever.