Yesterday, May 14 2011, will go down in Manchester United's illustrious record books as the day the club officially became the most successful club on English soil by securing a 19th league title and finally knocking Liverpool off their perch.
The 1-1 draw against Blackburn was just about the result both teams wanted so it's safe to say that nobody left Ewood Park yesterday with a gloomy face. It was nice seeing some Rovers fans staying on to watch the on-pitch celebrations of Manchester United players infront of the Away fans---I mean what's the point of leaving them there and going home and turning on the telly only to see the same pictures.
The game itself was a contest for the best part of 80 minutes until Wayne Rooney scored from the spot to put United level. The remaining six minutes would be played between the United defence and Paul Scholes (The possession stats make for interesting reading)
It would have been a procession for United if Tomas Kuszczak had not chosen that game to show why he hasn't made the grade at United. Thankfully for him though, Javier Hernandez's exploits upfront won us a penalty that Wayne Rooney duly dispatched to send the Away end into wild celebrations.
Machester United's season is full of so many sub-plots and anecdotes---largely because this year, there can be no argument of a 'one-man team' that the media has usually tagged successful United sides with. Thankfully we have a full summer to reflect on all that and to comprehensively build it all up for next season.
For now though, we ought to savour the fact that we have successfully met our season's prime goal. Of course we still have a Champions League final to look forward to so you'd think that the manager will get the boys down to work Monday morning and leave the celebrations for Many 30th.
I have promised myself that I won't 'demand much' from the team if the team beat Barcelona and win a fourth European Cup for the club. What a way that would be to end a season in which the team's obituary was written in August and then underwent several amendments before Wayne Rooney dispatched that penalty.
I could easily write a whole review today about yesterday but being one of those United fans for whom following the club and paying allegiance to it is close to a religion, maybe the tears that flowed down my eyes at the final whistle yesterday will suffice.
For those of us that eat, live and breathe United, it can only mean the world to us that our club is now the most successful in the country. It means the world to us that for another season, you'll visit the official website and be greeted with the headline tag; CHAM19NS. It means the world to us that Manchester United are the Champions of England Again.