There's shitloads of pressure mate, but we need to at least improve on our position and points. I don't expect us to win it this year seeing as Rafa only managed to get his 1st choice targets this year and should be afforded a at least year's lee-way, to be fair.
That said, Chelsea appears the team to beat this season. United really have only improved by adding Hargreaves and until they add Tevez, they will have taken a small step. Hargreaves will not score really, since he's a defensive mid, F*ckerson's idea- I think- is to limit the amount of goals against them.
By now, Premiership outfits have Ronaldo's number and I doubt he'll score as many as last season- he'll still score, but not as much.
Let's face it- the odds that Giggsy, Ginger and the other old arses are going to shine are stacked against them and I'm still banking on injuries.
They appear to stick to their tactic- to outscore their way to the top and I can see that being rattled by Nani/Anderson having to settle, injuries(they have to have these sometime), a possible focus on Europe and the fact that the other top 3 are familiar with their tactics/squad.
Onto Chelsea- this is going to be Ballack and Sheva's 2nd season, so they might've started to settle and they also added Malouda to their ranks. They look more of a threat. Like us, they also boosted their frontline, so they look more of a threat.
I feel 4th is a tie between Blackburn/Spurs/Arsenal, although my money's on Arsenal.
I want us to win, but will settle for 2nd for now with an improved goal-scoring record and a vastly improved away-record.