League qualification. And while it’s a long time since the Gunners challenged for the title, Sir Alex pitches Wenger’s men among next season’s potential rivals. “Arsenal are improving,” he says. “There’s some indication they are building a better squad than people think.” United’s target of a 20th title, coupled with Arsenal’s quest for European football, means this could be a match with a dash of the feistiness of old.
Sunday 5 May, 16:00 BST
Since United won 3-2 at Stamford Bridge in a stormy and action-packed October affair, the Londoners have held the upper hand. A luckless 4-5 reverse in the Capital One Cup followed for Sir Alex's side and United's FA Cup hopes also ended in the capital after a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford. The fixture list continues to look daunting for the Europa League hopefuls, yet they appear to be handling the taxing schedule remarkably well. The Blues have long been formidable opponents but Reds will hope this game evokes memories of United's win late in the 2011 season that virtually secured the 19th title.
Sunday 12 May, 16:00 BST
Sir Alex will want the title race done and dusted by the time the Swans visit Old Trafford. If so, there'll be a party atmosphere in the stands. If not, and United still need points to secure silverware, it could be a nervy occasion. Capital One Cup winners Swansea are an impressive footballing side – Sir Alex recently revealed they'd impressed him most of all the teams in the league – and held the Reds to a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium just before Christmas. This one definitely won't be easy...
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Sunday 19 May, 16:00 BST
After kicking off the 2011/12 season at the Hawthorns, the Reds now end the 2012/13 campaign on the same patch. And it's a place United have always enjoyed going. In fact, the Reds haven't tasted defeat in the league there since March 1984 and have scored 11 goals on the last four visits. Manager Steve Clarke has done an outstanding job in his debut season after taking the reins from Roy Hodgson, and his side certainly made United work for a 2-0 victory when the teams met in December. Clarke has led the Baggies to eighth in the league at the time of