Manchester United Win The Quadruple
Manchester United have made history by becoming the first English team to win the quadruple - winning the Capital One Cup, FA Cup, Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions League all in the same season. It may have been David Moyes' first year in charge, but he certainly went all out to bring the trophies back to Manchester, something he failed to do in charge of Everton.
Manchester United started making the history at the end of February in the Capital One Cup. The Red Devils beat Everton, Tottenham, Newcastle, Manchester City and Burnley across six games to get their hands on the cup. The highlights have to include getting the late goal in the final to make the game go to extra time, in which they went on and scored another two, but the semi-final win against Manchester City won't be unforgotten either.
The success continued in the FA Cup. Swansea were knocked out at the hands of the reds, followed by Leicester, Huddersfield, and Arsenal. Peterborough were beaten in the semis, with David Moyes' interview angering some fans. He went on to beat Brighton 2-1, in which defender Rafael received a red card with 30 minutes to go. The win against Arsenal will be a memorable one, and overturning a 1-0 lead from Brighton will be remember Lewandowski will certainly remember.
The Premier League was next, with Manchester United winning the cup for a record 20th time. Winning the title with 4 games to go, Manchester United began to creep ahead of rivals Manchester City in December, and stayed in front from them on. They finished on 88 points, also receiving the highest goal difference, conceding just 20 goals throughout the whole campaign. The team will certainly remember lifting the title after beating Reading 4-2 at Old Trafford. Their 4-0 thrashing of Everton will be one for David Moyes to cherish for years to come.
And finally, to break the records, they went and won the UEFA Champions League after a brilliant run of results. They faced PSG in the groups, and managed to get through. Then Moyes' Boys had a spectacular run of form, first beating FC Barcelona, then Spanish giants Real Madrid, and then a side who only lost 5 games all season, falling for a Rooney hat-trick, FC Bayern Munich. The side then entertained many beating Chelsea in an all-English final at Wembley.
So all is good and well, but how does David Moyes beat this next year? Join Arsenal as the invincibles? Add the Community Shield and Club World Cup to their collection? Some a world great? Only time will tell, and that's if Moyes decides he will stay. But now that doesn't matter. This year Manchester United have done what no other English team have done, and for that, they deserve all the praise and success they get. The 2012/2013 season is their season!
Manchester United, quadruple winners!