As the weekends Premier League action comes to an end for another week, Arsenal are top with 22 points and Manchester United under David Moyes, sit several places behind in 8th place on 14 points.
But things could (and maybe should) be even worse for Manchester United. They’re 8 points behind us in the league but against Sunderland and Stoke City, games which they eventually won, they really should have been 2 or 3 goals down.
And if they lost those matches, then they would be an unbelievable 14 points behind Arsenal already with only 9 games of the season played.
Sunderland and Stoke both managed to get one goal leads, only to surrender them late on by conceding two late goals and end up losing the game. With some luck – usually with poor finishing or with shots straight at De Gea – United were only one goal behind and the opposition end up folding in the final moments of the match.
Most people agree that they really should have lost those two games, and even a draw would have been a fairer result. But somehow, United have managed to win those games and keep in touch with the league leaders.
It’s a long tough season and they’re only 8 points from the top with 29 games to play. Winning games like those where they should have lost is a sign that they will be there or thereabouts. They say the top teams win games where they’ve played badly and even though David Moyes and United are struggling at the moment, they can’t get any worse and they will all begin to click at some point.