UPDATED MARCH 16th, 2013.
What is the Magic Number?

The Magic Number is the total combined number of points United must secure, OR their closest title challenger must drop, in order for them to win their 20th league title.

For example, a Magic Number of 9 would mean United would need two wins (there's 6 of the 9 points) and a loss by the 2nd place team (there's the final 3 of the 9 points) to win the title.

Another example: with a current Magic Number of 12, if United win 4 of their last 9 games (securing 12 points), Abu Dhabi FC (the current 2nd place team) could not win the title even if they win all of their remaining games.

UNITED'S 20TH TITLE IS NEAR!!!

Prove it (Information below updated March 16th)

Download my spreadsheet here . It will allow you to see all the calculations and play with your own scenarios if you'd like. I recently added a Remaining Fixtures tab that allows you to play with all the reamining fixtures for the top 2 teams.

  Games Played Points Games Remaining Possible Points Total Possible Points  
United 29 74 9 27 101  
  Games Played Points Games Remaining Possible Points Total Possible Points Elimination #
Citeh 29 59 9 27 86 12
Spurs 29 54 9 27 81 7
Chelski 28 52 10 30 82 8

 

United points needed/dropped to win title (with Goal Differential) 12
United points needed/dropped to win title (without Goal Differential) 13
At the current pace, United will win the title with 97 points to Citeh with 77

 

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