With the title race being decided early in April this season, many betting firms have placed Manchester United as the favourites to claim the throne once again for the upcoming 2013/14 campaign and bwin are one of these . The statistics paint a positive picture for the future, and the bookies aren’t wrong in thinking that the current champions will retain their title, after an incredible year of astounding achievements;
- Robin van Persie became widely recognised as the difference with 55 goals so far in the last two seasons.
- They won 77% of their Premier League games this season and 88% of their home games.
- United were top scorers in the Premier League with 79 goals. Liverpool are second with 67 goals.
- Last four champions won 74% (Manchester City), 61% (Manchester United), 71% (Chelsea), 74% (Manchester United) so this current Manchester United side has surpassed the last four title winners.
Manchester United possess an embarrassment of riches upfront with Van Persie, Rooney, Welbeck and Chicarito. All four of the strikers have combined to score 46 goals for the team this season around 60% of the teams total. There are rumours of additions this summer with Dortmund star Lewandowski linked as well as a whole host of star names. If indeed Lewandowski is signed it will be difficult to wrestle away another title from the current champions.
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