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31/12/2012 12:37, Report by Editorial team
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Reds' New Year prospects

The ManUtd.com editorial team share their hopes and predictions for United in 2013... 

ADAM MARSHALL


Hopes for 2013: A 20th title would be so sweet and the perfect response to City lifting the trophy, erasing all of that last-day agony. I think both the Champions League and FA Cup draws look tough.

Player to watch: Chris Smalling can continue to push for a regular start but I’m most looking forward to seeing Will Keane make a successful return from injury.

Key fixture: The trip to the Emirates Stadium on 27 April to face an Arsenal side still smarting from the loss of Robin van Persie.

BEN HIBBS
Hopes for 2013: I didn’t see it at the start of the season, but it feels now like we might be on the cusp of something special with this team. To win a major trophy would be great – most importantly doing it in style.

Player to watch: Robin van Persie is a thoroughbred match-winner, but Wayne Rooney is integral to us playing well as a team. If both continue this form, anything is possible.

Key fixture: If we beat Real Madrid in the Last 16 ties, that would swell belief among players and fans for the run-in. Bring it on.

STEVE BARTRAM
Hopes for 2013: Shock answer here, but number 20 will do nicely, thank you. Were greed to come into the equation, then I'd have a May trip to Wembley. No, two trips.

Player to watch: Tom Cleverley. United have been at their best this season when playing with a high tempo, and Cleverley is the man – alongside Michael Carrick – to set it for United.

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