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Record Breaking United Hold Strong

By | 27th January 2009

berba-goalThough United’s first half of the season littered with poor performances and ugly football, the second half of their season thus far has been plagued with injuries. Even with these injuries, some up and coming stars have been filling in the gaps, and United have propelled to the top of the table.

Today Sir Alex Ferguson’s side took their game to the next level, as they broke yet another Premier League record. With their record eleventh straight clean sheet, Manchester United now find themselves alone at the top of the table, three points above Liverpool (although the Reds will get a chance to level it tomorrow).

This 5-0 result against West Brom proves the vast difference in quality in the second half of the season. While the side was struggling for goals in the first half of the season, Dimitar Berbatov in particular has stepped up and is now leading from the front. Meanwhile, Nemanja Vidic has been a rock in the Manchester United defense, ensuring clean sheet after clean sheet, regardless who accompanies him in the back four.

This record is a testament to the squad that United has put together. Players such as Jonny Evans, Rafael da Silva, and Danny Welbeck have made a smooth transition to first team action, as Fergie proves once again that he can pick out young talent and develop it. The only question that remains is whether or not United will be able to cope until the rest of the first team is healthy. Wayne Rooney, Wes Brown, Owen Hargreaves, Patrice Evra, Nani, Anderson, Rafael da Silva, Fabio da Silva, and Danny Welbeck are all still on the sidelines, so a new breed of United youngsters will need to be ready if called upon.

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