If you thought that the Abu Dhabi family’s problems could have been made easier with the help of a decent translator, which could have saved them the embarrassment of buying a team without own stadium, you’ll have to think again.
Not only do the multi-billionaires have to live up that error now it also seems that they will have to send their manager to ground school again. Former ManUtd legend Mark Hughes admitted that he will keep an eye on the game at Anfield on Sunday ((Who will not, especially since no other game is played at the same time)) but contrarily to other seasons this time he will look at the result in the hope that one team might drop points and improve Citeh’s position. According to the greying Welsh man top 4 teams seem to perform worse than in previous seasons:
When we go up against the top four teams, if we can do our work and take points off them, then that will help us in terms of the ambitions we have,” he added
Let’s have a look at the table for ManUtd so far: we played 9 games, won 7 times, drew once and lost once, totalling 22 points out of 27.
There are 38 League games in the Prem or 114 points to be earned for every squad. If to keep things simple we quadruple our total points so far, this would lead to 88 points (and actually two more games or 6 more points to be won).
How many points were needed in the last five seasons to win the title?:
- 2008 – 2009: ManUtd 90 points, Liverpool 86 points
- 2007 – 2008: ManUtd 87 points, Chelsea 85 points
- 2006 – 2007: ManUtd 89 points, Chelsea 83 points
- 2005 – 2006: Chelsea 91 points, ManUtd 83 points
- 2004 – 2005: Chelsea 95 points, Arsenal 83 points
As can be seen from those tables, 88 points are sufficient to clinch the title and then there still would be two games to be played.