Manchester United find themselves in a position where they can challenge for the Premier League title this season but they will need to ride their luck at times, writes Man Utd Central editor Michael Mongie.
Even the most cynical Manchester United fan will admit that Liverpool are once again favourites to win the Premier League.
The Merseysiders have been blighted by injury this season but find themselves top of the table for Christmas.
United, however, are not miles off the top themselves and with a game in hand, are just six points behind Liverpool.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side faces Leicester City on boxing day which will be a fight to see who goes into the final game of 2020 in second place.
Only Brighton (8) have been given more decisions in their favour by VAR this season with United receiving 5 decisions thanks to the new technology.
The consensus is that the Red Devils have been lucky to be awarded the penalties they have been, with the 100th-minute penalty awarded after fulltime at the Amex stadium the most dubious call of the season.
Mistakes at the back have continued this season and if United are going to win anything they need to be better at the back.
Liverpool are the overwhelming favourites to win the Premier League again this season and despite United’s improved form, Ole and his players are going to need to ride their luck to keep up with the consistency and quality of their fiercest rivals.