the mind. But I would point to two other key games: Chicharito’s late headed winner to overcome a steadfast Everton in late April was pivotal. At that point, United were stuttering a bit – they’d lost the FA Cup semi-final and spluttered at Newcastle – more dropped points would have led to many fans fearing the worst. The relief when the young Mexican scored with an adroit header was palpable.
But the key game of the season for me was back in November at Villa Park. With 10 minutes to go, United were trailing 2-0 and getting absolutely swamped by a rampant home team. Somehow United turned it round to grab a point and even came close to winning the game. That showed the determination and team spirit required to win a title was still very much part of the United squad. That same weekend Chelsea were thrashed at home by Sunderland and lost their air of invincibility at Stamford Bridge.
Now we can all look forward to Wembley and a thrilling way to end the season. A fourth title in five seasons and a third Champions League Final in four years - not bad for a side that supposedly pales in comparison to some of the ones that have gone before it!