We all know how many more trophies than Liverpool we won this season but how many more games have we had to stretch ourselves over to win the league early?

Our fixtures

FA Community Shield Man Utd 0-0 Portsmouth 10-08-2008
English Premier Man Utd 1-1 Newcastle 17-08-2008
English Premier Portsmouth 0-1 Man Utd 25-08-2008
European Super Cup Man Utd 1-2 Zenit 29-08-2008
English Premier Liverpool 2-1 Man Utd 13-09-2008
European Cup Man Utd 0-0 Villarreal 17-09-2008
English Premier Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd 21-09-2008
English League Cup Man Utd 3-1 Middlesbro 23-09-2008
English Premier Man Utd 2-0 Bolton 27-09-2008
European Cup Aalborg 0-3 Man Utd 30-09-2008
English Premier Blackburn 0-2 Man Utd 04-10-2008
English Premier Man Utd 4-0 West Brom 18-10-2008
European Cup Man Utd 3-0 Celtic 21-10-2008
English Premier Everton 1-1 Man Utd 25-10-2008
English Premier Man Utd 2-0 West Ham 29-10-2008
English Premier Man Utd 4-3 Hull 01-11-2008
European Cup Celtic 1-1 Man Utd 05-11-2008
English Premier Arsenal 2-1 Man Utd 08-11-2008
English League Cup Man Utd 1-0 QPR 11-11-2008
English Premier Man Utd 5-0 Stoke 15-11-2008
English Premier Aston Villa 0-0 Man Utd 22-11-2008
European Cup Villarreal 0-0 Man Utd 25-11-2008
English Premier Man City 0-1 Man Utd 30-11-2008
English League Cup Man Utd 5-3 Blackburn 03-12-2008
English Premier Man Utd 1-0 Sunderland 06-12-2008
European Cup Man Utd 2-2 Aalborg 10-12-2008
English Premier Tottenham 0-0 Man Utd 13-12-2008
FIFA Club World Championship Gamba Osaka 3-5 Man Utd 18-12-2008
FIFA Club World Championship Man Utd 1-0 LDU Quito 21-12-2008
English Premier Stoke 0-1 Man Utd 26-12-2008
English Premier Man Utd 1-0 Middlesbro 29-12-2008
English FA Cup Southampton 0-3 Man Utd 04-01-2009
English League Cup Derby 1-0 Man Utd 07-01-2009
English Premier Man Utd 3-0 Chelsea 11-01-2009
English Premier Man Utd 1-0 Wigan 14-01-2009
English Premier Bolton 0-1 Man Utd 17-01-2009
English League Cup Man Utd 4-2 Derby 20-01-2009
English FA Cup Man Utd 2-1 Tottenham 24-01-2009
English Premier West Brom 0-5 Man Utd 27-01-2009
English Premier Man Utd 1-0 Everton 31-01-2009
English Premier West Ham 0-1 Man Utd 08-02-2009
English FA Cup Derby 1-4 Man Utd 15-02-2009
English Premier Man Utd 3-0 Fulham 18-02-2009
English Premier Man Utd 2-1 Blackburn 21-02-2009
European Cup Inter 0-0 Man Utd 24-02-2009
English League Cup Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham 01-03-2009
English Premier Newcastle 1-2 Man Utd 04-03-2009
English FA Cup Fulham 0-4 Man Utd 07-03-2009
European Cup Man Utd 2-0 Inter 11-03-2009
English Premier Man Utd 1-4 Liverpool 14-03-2009
English Premier Fulham 2-0 Man Utd 21-03-2009
English Premier Man Utd 3-2 Aston Villa 05-04-2009
European Cup Man Utd 2-2 Porto 07-04-2009
English Premier Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd 11-04-2009
European Cup Porto 0-1 Man Utd 15-04-2009
English FA Cup Man Utd 0-0 Everton 19-04-2009
English Premier Man Utd 2-0 Portsmouth 22-04-2009
English Premier Man Utd 5-2 Tottenham 25-04-2009
European Cup Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal 29-04-2009
English Premier Middlesbro 0-2 Man Utd 02-05-2009
European Cup Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd 05-05-2009
English Premier Man Utd 2-0 Man City 10-05-2009
English Premier Wigan 1-2 Man Utd 13-05-2009
English Premier Man Utd 0-0 Arsenal 16-05-2009
English Premier Hull vs Man Utd 24-05-2009
European Cup Barcelona vs Man Utd 27-05-2009

Their fixtures

European Cup Standard Liege 0-0 Liverpool 13-08-2008
English Premier Sunderland 0-1 Liverpool 16-08-2008
English Premier Liverpool 2-1 Middlesbro 23-08-2008
European Cup Liverpool 1-0 Standard Liege 27-08-2008
English Premier Aston Villa 0-0 Liverpool 31-08-2008
English Premier Liverpool 2-1 Man Utd 13-09-2008
European Cup Marseille 1-2 Liverpool 16-09-2008
English Premier Liverpool 0-0 Stoke 20-09-2008
English League Cup Liverpool 2-1 Crewe 23-09-2008
English Premier Everton 0-2 Liverpool 27-09-2008
European Cup Liverpool 3-1 PSV Eindhoven 01-10-2008
English Premier Man City 2-3 Liverpool 05-10-2008
English Premier Liverpool 3-2 Wigan 18-10-2008
European Cup Atl Madrid 1-1 Liverpool 22-10-2008
English Premier Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool 26-10-2008
English Premier Liverpool 1-0 Portsmouth 29-10-2008
English Premier Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool 01-11-2008
European Cup Liverpool 1-1 Atl Madrid 04-11-2008
English Premier Liverpool 3-0 West Brom 08-11-2008
English League Cup Tottenham 4-2 Liverpool 12-11-2008
English Premier Bolton 0-2 Liverpool 15-11-2008
English Premier Liverpool 0-0 Fulham 22-11-2008
European Cup Liverpool 1-0 Marseille 26-11-2008
English Premier Liverpool 0-0 West Ham 01-12-2008
English Premier Blackburn 1-3 Liverpool 06-12-2008
European Cup PSV Eindhoven 1-3 Liverpool 09-12-2008
English Premier Liverpool 2-2 Hull 13-12-2008
English Premier Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool 21-12-2008
English Premier Liverpool 3-0 Bolton 26-12-2008
English Premier Newcastle 1-5 Liverpool 28-12-2008
English FA Cup Preston 0-2 Liverpool 03-01-2009
English Premier Stoke 0-0 Liverpool 10-01-2009
English Premier Liverpool 1-1 Everton 19-01-2009
English FA Cup Liverpool 1-1 Everton 25-01-2009
English Premier Wigan 1-1 Liverpool 28-01-2009
English Premier Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea 01-02-2009
English FA Cup Everton 1-0 Liverpool 04-02-2009
English Premier Portsmouth 2-3 Liverpool 07-02-2009
English Premier Liverpool 1-1 Man City 22-02-2009
European Cup Real Madrid 0-1 Liverpool 25-02-2009
English Premier Middlesbro 2-0 Liverpool 28-02-2009
English Premier Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland 03-03-2009
European Cup Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid 10-03-2009
English Premier Man Utd 1-4 Liverpool 14-03-2009
English Premier Liverpool 5-0 Aston Villa 22-03-2009
English Premier Fulham 0-1 Liverpool 04-04-2009
European Cup Liverpool 1-3 Chelsea 08-04-2009
English Premier Liverpool 4-0 Blackburn 11-04-2009
European Cup Chelsea 4-4 Liverpool 14-04-2009
English Premier Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal 21-04-2009
English Premier Hull 1-3 Liverpool 25-04-2009
English Premier Liverpool 3-0 Newcastle 03-05-2009
English Premier West Ham 0-3 Liverpool 09-05-2009
English Premier West Brom 0-2 Liverpool 17-05-2009
English Premier Liverpool vs Tottenham 24-05-2009

We had played 64 games in all competitions by the time the title was won, collecting the Community Shield, the FIFA World Club Cup and the League Cup along the way, as well as booking our place in the European Cup final.

In contrast, Liverpool had played 53 games in all competitions by the time the title was decided, failing to reach any cup finals and therefore ruling out any chance of silverware, making it their third year in a row where they have gone emptyhanded.

It’s fairly incredible to think that having played 11 games more, United still managed to win a few trophies and wrap up the title before the last game of the season.

When you consider we only actually started playing well in April, it certainly shows the vast difference between United and our rivals!




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