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Can Manchester United regain the initiative?



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The events in the final game of last season had a suitably momentous feeling to them, as Manchester City snatched victory – and the Premier League title – from United in the dying seconds of the season. There could hardly be a more wounding way for United to lose their crown, with the combination of the fact that it was surrendered to their local rivals and in such dramatic fashion, making the pain all the harder to bear for supporters of the Old Trafford club. So with those dramatic events having the feeling of a power shift to them, can they regain the initiative from their “noisy neighbours” in the new season?

Everyone at United is used to winning and to being the dominant force both in Manchester and in English football – and no-one at the club wants to consider the prospect of living in the shadow of City. The problem, as every supporter of the club will be fully aware, is that City’s oil riches have coincided uncomfortably with the diminishment of United’s financial power, thanks to the shameful debt loaded onto the club by the Glazer family. This means United can no longer pick and choose the players they want to add to their squad, regardless of the price – something vividly illustrated again only a few days ago as City snatched Jack Rodwell; a player that United had long been rumoured to want.

Now, at the dawn of the new season, speculation and betting at online casino and sports betting sites as to who will emerge triumphant this season is also starting. For those deciding whether they should have a flutter on United or not, we need to remember that there was little real difference between the two clubs last season, and City have not strengthened to the degree that many expected during the summer. United’s major issue lies in defence, as arguably, had they been stronger in the centre of defence, they would have won the title last year. Any chance of regaining the title must depend on keeping both Ferdinand and Vidic fit.For those people who are not willing to put their money and hopes on their team, there is always online casino Australia where you can play the best online casino games. With many of these games being free to play then there is no risk in finding out if a game is for you or not, so just go ahead with no risks.