A Man United win today and they will do something that led to the title eight times under Fergie

first_img Louis Van Gaal could preside over a seventh successive Manchester United victory when they travel to Aston Villa on Saturday. 1 Louis Van Gaal could preside over a seventh successive Manchester United victory when they travel to Aston Villa on Saturday.United are the Premier League’s form team with six wins in a row. They last won seven consecutive games between January-March 2013 during Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season in charge.Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Hull, Stoke, Southampton and Liverpool have all fallen victim to United and their winning streak is all the more surprising given the seemingly endless injury list at Old Trafford, not to mention a less than convincing defence.Van Gaal has admitted he is still looking for the ‘perfect’ performance from his side but United have demonstrated a ruthless streak in recent weeks.If United beat Villa and make it seven in a row, it will be the 12th time in the Premier League era that they have achieved that feat and in eight of those 11 seasons they went on to win the league.Here are the previous Premier League seasons in which United have racked up seven consecutive league wins or more, and what the outcome was…1992/93: ChampionsSteve Bruce’s dramatic injury-time header against Sheffield Wednesday saw United grab a crucial three points, as they went on to lift the first Premier League title after a run of seven straight victories to end the season.1993/94: ChampionsUnited retained the title and added the FA Cup to their trophy cabinet, helped by eight straight wins.1999/00: ChampionsThe Red Devils won 11 in a row at the end of the season to seal a comfortable league triumph. Sir Alex attributed United’s break in Brazil for the Club World Championship as a determining factor for United’s success.2000/01: ChampionsAnother title cruise helped by eight straight victories early on in the season.2001/02: thirdUnited reeled off eight wins midway through the season, thanks in part to Dutch striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy who scored 36 times that year, but it wasn’t enough to chase down Arsenal – who won 13 straight league games themselves – and United ended up trophyless and third behind bitter rivals Liverpool.2005/06: secondNine successive wins helped United keep the pressure on Chelsea, but it wasn’t enough to catch Jose Mourinho’s side who retained their title. The Red Devils did fend off Liverpool for the runners up spot, though, building significant momentum for the following season.2006/07: ChampionsWith Cristiano Ronaldo starting to show the form that would soon see him become the world’s best player, United won seven in a row twice in the same campaign to win the title for the first time since 2003.2007/08: ChampionsEight wins in a row saw United retain their title as Ronaldo dazzled and Carlos Tevez made a telling contribution.2008/09: ChampionsSir Alex convinced Ronaldo to stay another year and United won 11 in a row for their third straight title. The Red Devils also reeled off a seven game win streak towards the end of the season to thwart Liverpool’s title challenge.2011/12: SecondUnited won eight straight games after the new year and looked certainties for the title before a late season slump allowed rivals Manchester City to seize the initiative and win their first league title in 44 years in stoppage time on the final day.2012/13: ChampionsA seven-game winning streak from January to March helped Sir Alex sign off his final season in management in style with United’s 20th league title and his 13th at the helm.Will the Red Devils make it seven in a row against Aston Villa? How far can Louis Van Gaal’s side go? Comment below…last_img

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