Frank Lampard kindly offered up his opinion on the current state of the league table, letting us know we can’t really afford to lose any more games. Edwin Van der Sar, Gary Neville, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Wes Brown, Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Darren Fletcher, John O’Shea and Wayne Rooney, have all won as many league titles or more than Lampard, coming back from lots of points behind on several occasions, yet this rent boy reckons he is in a position to explain how title races work.
If Liverpool, Arsenal or Chelsea had all played the remaining top four clubs away from home, maybe they would find themselves in a similar position to United. As it is, Arsenal have played just one top club, at home, Chelsea have played two top clubs, at home, and Liverpool have played two top clubs, one home and one away. United have played all three, away from home.
Rio Ferdinand has today said that United need to focus on the title, as just like the years in the past when we didn’t start as well, it isn’t out of reach.
“We were a long way behind Arsenal when we won the title in 2002-03, my first season at United,” said Ferdinand. “We’ve got enough quality to go on a 15 or 20-game unbeaten run and get ourselves back into contention. The team that wins the title is the one that’s the most consistent and the one that best handles the pressure. And if any team can do that, then it’s us, as we’ve proved in the past.”