Manchester United Are Destined To Win The Champions League This Season
There's no point in UEFA playing out the rest of the Champions League this season because according to history, and football science, Manchester United will definitely lift the title in Madrid in May.
This time last week no one expected Manchester United to still be in with a chance of winning the Champions League this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's only loss as United manager had come at home in the competition to PSG in the first leg of their last 16 game.
United's comeback, from 2-0 down, to go through, thanks to two goals from Romelu Lukaku and a late controversial penalty from Marcus Rashford, was the first time in 107 attempts a team had overcome a 2-0 deficit in a home first leg to go through.
The Premier League side are still likely to be one of the weaker sides left in the competition when recent history and current league positions are taken into account.
However it seems that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team are actually destined to win the tournament this season, for the first time since 2008.
Oh you don't believe me? Well look at the proof:
In 2007 Liverpool lost in the Champions League final and a year later United beat Chelsea in Moscow in the final. Last year the Reds lost to Real Madrid in the final.
But that's not going to be enough for you is it?
Well in 2016 Liverpool lost the Europa League final, to Sevilla, and in 2017 it was their rivals turn to capture Europe's second biggest club competition and they did, by beating Ajax- again Liverpool lost a European football last season so of course it will be followed up by success for United.
History doesn't just stick to these two either with international football showing us the way. Back when Sir Alex Ferguson led his side to Treble victory by beating Bayern Munich the world champions were France after they won the World Cup in 1998.
Of course, 20 years later, the Europeans are once again champions of the world after last year's World Cup in Russia.
In their 1999 triumph the Red Devils came back from a two goal deficit away against Juventus to go through, as they did last Wednesday.
Look, we don't make the rules we simply report them.
So that's it. Sorry Porto, Ajax, Spurs, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Manchester City, Schalke, Barcelona, Lyon, Bayern Munich and Liverpool, this year's competition is already over.