Anyone that thought the events of the transfer window would have any effect on where the title’s going this season were suitably put well in their place after last night’s games proved you don’t need new signings. All you need is an angry scouse striker who is still trying to prove a point to all his doubters.
This is what Sir Alex Ferguson has at his disposal in Manchester, and the return to form of Wayne Rooney might be as good as, if not better, than anything their opponents could muster in the transfer window. Rooney finished the game with two goals, his first from open play since March, and he laid on the third for defender Nemanja Vidic.
United are now five points clear of Arsenal in second, nine clear of Man City in third, and Chelsea sit a massive ten points back in fourth.
The bookies are far from thrilled at the prospect of the title going to Old Trafford and William Hill have moved to offer odds of 9/1 that they’ll remain unbeaten for the remainder of the season, accompanied by the following comment from Graham Sharpe: “The United bandwagon is rolling along rapidly and gaining speed as it goes – our liabilities are mounting on an unbeaten campaign for United – and we’re pinning our hopes on Chelsea stopping them in their tracks.”
Elsewhere Chelsea didn’t need their new £50m man Fernando Torres as they beat Sunderland 4-2, whereas Arsenal managed a 2-1 win at home to draw specialists Everton.