Our video recalls these key 2010/11 games:
16/08/2010: United 3-0 Newcastle
28/08/2010: United 3-0 West Ham
19/09/2010: United 3-2 Liverpool
24/10/2010: Stoke 1-2 United
06/11/2010: United 2-1 Wolves
27/11/2010: United 7-1 Blackburn
13/12/2010: United 1-0 Arsenal
25/01/2011: Blackpool 2-3 United
01/02/2011: United 3-1 Aston Villa
12/02/2011: United 2-1 Man City
26/02/2011: Wigan 0-4 United
19/03/2011: United 1-0 Bolton
02/04/2011: West Ham 2-4 United
09/04/2011: United 2-0 Fulham
23/04/2011: United 1-0 Everton
08/05/2011: United 2-1 Chelsea
While progress was serene at Old Trafford, where United have only dropped two points all term, a series of away draws put us behind early pacesetters Chelsea. But the Londoners suffered a mid-season slump and the Reds took full advantage.
Arsenal emerged as third candidates for the title, but Sir Alex Ferguson’s men were not to be denied. The pain of defeat by three of the so-called ‘big five’ was assuaged by the joy of several late victories – still a United speciality.
Sir Alex often remarked during the season that the gap between the top sides and the rest of the league had shortened. It meant that, with one or two exceptions, there truly were no easy games for United. And that will perhaps make this title the sweetest yet.