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Manchester United: A Championship in Review

By Thetoaststaff
A tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson’s 2010/11 “non-vintage” squad

Manchester United: A Championship in ReviewHigh point: Wayne Rooney’s bicycle winner in the 78th minute of the Manchester Derby
Honorable mention: 24 match unbeaten streak in the Premier League Honorable mention: 4-1 record vs. Chelsea in all competitionsLow point: two consecutive losses to Chelsea and LiverpoolHonorable mention: three blown leads in the 89th minute or later (August 22nd v. Fulham; September 11th v. Everton; December 28th v. Birmingham City) Top five goal scorers, Premier League (all competitions):
  1. Dimitar Berbatov - 21 (22)
  2. Javier Hernandez - 13 (20)
  3. Wayne Rooney - 11 (15)
  4. Luis Nani - 9 (10)
  5. Nemanja Vidic - 5 (5)
Top five assist leaders, Premier League:
  1. Luis Nani - 18
  2. Wayne Rooney - 11
  3. Ryan Giggs - 8
  4. Darren Fletcher - 6
  5. Paul Scholes - 4
Total goals scored: 74 (most in the league)Average goals scored per game: 2 (most in the league)Total goals conceded: 35 (third fewest in the league) Clean Sheets - Premier League: 15 (tied for second in the league)Matches failed to score in - Premier League: 5 (fewest in the league)Largest Victory: 7-1 v. Blackburn Rovers
Most goals scored (individual) in one game: 5 (Dimitar Berbatov)Most total cards: Paul Scholes - 9Average Home Attendance: 75,093Record vs. Top Four (Premier League): 3-2-1 Game of the season: 2-1 win over City on the February 12th, 2011 edition of the Manchester : manchester united - manchester city 2-1 - full highlights Etiket:
Honorable mention: 2-1 win over Chelsea on May 8, 2011, essentially clinching the title
Stat of the season: Ryan Giggs breaks Bobby Charlton’s league appearance record of 606, he’s now at 613. And counting. He has competed in 875 total matches in a United shirt. And counting.Honorable Mention: 17-0-1 record at homeHonorable Mention: Three hat-tricks scored by Dimitar Berbatov this season, including one five goal game against BlackburnPlayers voted to PFA team of the year: Edwin van der Sar, Nemanja Vidic, Nani, Dimitar BerbatovPFA Player of the Month award winners: Paul Scholes (August), Dimitar Berbatov (January)PFA Manager of the Month award winner: Sir Alex Ferguson (January)Number of Premier League Titles for Sir Alex Ferguson: 12Number of Premier League Titles all time: 19
Manchester United: A Championship in ReviewNumber of perches of which Liverpool have been knocked off: 1
“My greatest challenge is not what’s happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f******g perch.  And you can print that.”   
- Sir Alex Ferguson, 2002
Manchester United: A Championship in Review
*Note: Numbers and statistics subject to change with two remaining fixtures, United's last league match this weekend against Blackpool and then the Champion's League Final against Barcelona following.  

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