Sunday, December 7, 2008

No. 1: Manchester United

United pulled off a double in '07-'08, winning both the English Premier League and UEFA Champions League. They aren't at the top of the table in the EPL this season, but they still haven't lost in in the CL after becoming the first team to go unbeaten in the competition last year.

Cristiano Ronaldo's flirtation with Real Madrid in the summer and his injury may have cost United some key points, but this club still has the ability to be a major factor in Europe again. Sir Alex Ferguson has already said Europe is his focus this year, so if Man U. win that again but fall short in the league, the season will be no less special.

Why they are here: Best team in the best league in '07-'08, not to mention the champions of Europe. Ronaldo, Berbatov, Rooney, Tevez, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Fletcher, Carrick, Van der Sar, not to mention a legendary manager.

Why they might not be here in May: Chelsea, Liverpool and Barcelona might just be that good.
All have been more impressive so far than United, but can't move the champs down until they are knocked out.

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