It’s often said that success is 90% genius and 10% perspiration… or something like that.
Anyway, whatever success requires, being prepared for all possible outcomes has to be in there somewhere and Sir Alex Ferguson has left no stone unturned in his attempt to kick Chelsea in the bollocks and bring the Premiership title back to Manchester United,
“The goal difference helps us, there is no doubt about that,” he said
“I have always believed in those terms, ten or twelve goals makes a point.
“If it remains that way, it is something we have to fall back on. Hopefully we won’t have to, but it is there anyway.”
It sounds like it makes perfect sense, but in the last 117 years only Arsenal have won the top flight title on goal when they pipped Liverpool to the 1989 First Division title with both clubs on 76 points. Goal difference can generally make a rather significant impact from third place downwards, so if United find that theirs has helped their season come May then they might have plenty of other things to worry about anyway.
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