ManUtd.com's official message board was buzzing with new-found optimism following Chelsea's defeat at Tottenham and United's dramatic derby win over City. Here's a selection of fan comments - why not post your own at manutd.com/talkingreds ?
The gap's only one point guys! I think Chelsea are under great pressure now. Will they stand the heat? Or will it be Stoke (H), Liverpool (A) or Wigan (H) who will make us champions four times in a row? I am betting on Liverpool to do us a good turn. Gerrard and Torres - may your combination work that day! I am praying...
Posted by: Mungai United Mileleh (Kenya)
I won't be surprised if Stoke hold them to a draw, having seen the way Chelsea scraped only a 1-0 win against Bolton. I may be getting carried away of course, but Chelsea weren't a threat at all in their last two games, plus the game at Old Trafford wasn't that stunning either. A lucky Joe Cole goal and an offside Drogba goal - ugh. BELIEVE!
Posted by: Majda_United4eva
When all looks doom and gloom, a Scholesy lining looms! BELIEVE is the word, this could be another historic season for United. I can't see Chelsea regaining momentum in time to secure enough points to win the league. I feel Chelsea will draw against Stoke and lose to the Scousers. Hang on to your hats, it's going to be an awesome finale.
Posted by: Dougal86
John Terry was sent off in the Spurs game, so he will miss the next match. I don't think Chelsea will slip up to Stoke though, or Wigan, they are two easy games and our rivals will beat them pretty convincingly. Liverpool are our only hope, they MUST beat Chelsea if we are to be Champions.
Posted by: AidanNelson2009
I like everyone's optimism but it's also not inconceivable that Chelsea could win all three. JT has been their weak link lately, so if he's out and Ivanovic plays alongside Alex, with Cole or Zhirkov LB and Ferreira or Belletti RB that's pretty solid. I think they will beat Stoke and Wigan, I'm just praying that Liverpool can get at least a point against them. Although... Liverpool play Chelsea three days after their second leg against Atletico Madrid... I'll settle for a