Man Utd legend mocks rivals: The league table doesn't lie
Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton has mocked those who doubt the club’s title credentials by pointing out that the “table doesn’t lie.”
United have received criticism this season for a number of their performances and what many perceive as an over-reliance on striker Robin van Persie both in the Premier League and in the European Champions League.
However, throughout the criticism, United have crept up to the league summit and now lead rivals Manchester City by two points and Chelsea, the early pace-setters, by four.
And United legend Charlton, who made over 600 appearances for the Old Trafford side and is regarded as the club's greatest ever player, warned the club’s rivals never to write off Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.
“It is a marathon, of course but we are not having a bad season at United, are we?" he told the Manchester Evening News.
“We are doing more than okay. No-one, and certainly not me, should rule out United.
"There is a long way to go but United, for me, have everything.
"We are better than anything around. The table doesn't lie."