Manchester United held to a 0-0 draw by Blackburn. Is it challenge over for MU?

@ram_cv (16516)
India
April 11, 2010 9:52am CST
Manchester United's dismal week continues, with a 0-0 draw against Blackburn which means that they are 1 point behind Chelsea having played one game more. What's more if Arsenal win their game in hand, they will go second above Manchester United. Is this title chase over for Man U or can Chelsea slip up from here on? Cheers! Ram
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@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
11 Apr 10
Hi ram, It would not definitely over for Manchester United title chase. They still has a mathematical chances to win it. And there is no other team can beat their record for it. They have done it before and there can done it again this season. Just ask Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers fans about it. Manchester United still has four games to played. And they could win it all and collect a maximum 12 points out of it. But it is become harder and harder for them. This two weeks was not their week. They were oust from Champion League competition and kicked from the top of the table in the English Premier League standing. They can take over as the top the leading board again today but they waste their chance. They took only one point from the possible three. And might lost their second place if Arsenal can win their extra game. Manchester United also has play one more game then Chelsea. That's mean Chelsea could afford to lose one game and still be the English Premier League champion for 2009/10 season. And with "easy" games left to be played, I believe Chelsea could make it. So, Alex Furgason could say good bye to this season title and intention to lead Manchester United become most winning English title club. Try again next season.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
11 Apr 10
The point is that this Manchester United is not that Manchester United which used to chase down teams. Here whenever Rooney is not playing, the team looks woeful and unable to score, there anyone who used to be in a red shirt used to look terrifying!! :) Looks like finally the sale of Tevez and Ronaldo has caught up with sir Alex. Cheers! Ram
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@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
12 Apr 10
But this Manchester United still has the same coach that has train that Manchester United and he definitely got more and more from everything. More experience, more arrogant, more red face, more gray hair (or white) and more skill (if not on improving his side, he surely improve his skills at provoke other managers). That's why the sign the new striker from Mexico. I think Barbetov can count his time there. He is definitely not better then the prone injury, Micheal Owen even though he has more chances to play. He definitely feel the losses of those players but to arrogant to admitted it.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
12 Apr 10
Yes, I agree. And actually Tevez wanted to stay, but Sir Alex was too arrogant to stoop to his demands. Now next week at the city of Manchester, Tevez has a chance to put Manchester United out of the misery and finish their title challenge. Cheers! Ram
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@victiego (48)
• Ireland
11 Apr 10
Well still think it is a little bit tight. of course UTD didn't do themselves any favors by dropping 2 more points today, but lets not forget Chelsea still have Liverpool and even though POOL have been poor this season, they seem to play particularly well against Chelsea. All Arsenal, UTD and Chelsea have to Play Spurs which in my opinion will be a Huge factor The gooners play spurs on Wed and Spurs having played 120 min of Soccer in the FA today (and lost), I just think Fatigue may play a role on Wed (I'm actually praying it does) UTD still have a derby (City) and that could decide their fate this season. Otherwise this has been an interesting season and cant wait to see how it unfolds
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
12 Apr 10
Yes, actually I can see Chelsea dropping points at Anfield against Liverpool. But I do not see them dropping more points unless Mancini can inspire Man City to do something beyond their capacity. So I think until City does their neighbours a favor, I think the trophy is heading for the Chelsea locker room. Cheers! Ram
• Ireland
12 Apr 10
Spurs have started stuttering at this crucial moment and Having Defoe misfiring (Had to be replaced on Sunday in the FA cup). Arsenal still to play City and Blackburn(Away).City have already played Chelsea so if they beat UNTD, Chelsea will scoop the trophy..Roll on next weekend!
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
12 Apr 10
Yes, in fact even if City draws that would be curtains to Manchester United's title chase. Cheers! Ram
@sutent (1061)
• China
12 Apr 10
Hi cam_cv, I have to say it is really not good for Man United only to acquair one point in such a key time. But I still think that the top three clubs, Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal would fight the champion, as they all have the chance. Although it seems that Chelsea was in the best condition, in remained matches, Chelsea still need fight with some good club, including Liverpool. Comparing with Chelsea, the clubs Arsenal need face is easier. So let's just wait that time. Cheers,
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
12 Apr 10
Yes, Chelsea are at pole position and all others need to play catch up. Cheers! Ram
@ivelinr (104)
• Bulgaria
11 Apr 10
I don't like to say it, but in my opinion Manchester United can't win the EPL this season! They can't do it the way they play today. I hope I'm not right and finally they prove me wrong! I will be very happy!
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
12 Apr 10
The only other option is for Sir Alex to risk Rooney's injury again. I think the manchester derby could finish off their challenge once and for all. Cheers! Ram