Manchester United Premiership Champions! And the link between La Liga

Manchester United won the English league title for the second year in a row and the 17th time overall, defeating Wigan, 2-0, Sunday on the last day of the season, but it was Ryan Giggs who perhaps achieved the greater feat.

The former Wales winger appeared in his 758th game for Manchester United, tying the record set by Bobby Charlton four decades ago. Giggs can break the record if he plays in United’s May 21 European Champions League final against Chelsea in Moscow.

The 34-year-old has been a part of each of United’s 10 league championships under Coach Alex Ferguson and also has seven more winner’s medals from other tournaments.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored United’s first goal, his 41st of the season in all competitions, and Giggs added another goal after coming in as a second-half substitute.

Source: Los Angeles Times

Here is something interesting. For the last 8 football seasons, every time Manchester United has won it so have Real Madrid, every time Chelsea has won it so have FC Barcelona and Arsenal with Valencia CF.

A comparison of the winners of La Liga and The Premiership.
Year The Premiership La Liga
2007-08 Manchester United Real Madrid
2006-07 Manchester United Real Madrid
2005-06 Chelsea FC Barcelona
2004-05 Chelsea FC Barcelona
2003-04 Arsenal Valencia CF
2002-03 Manchester United Real Madrid
2001-02 Arsenal Valencia CF
2000-01 Manchester United Real Madrid

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Liga | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_football_champions

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