MANCHESTER UNITED will be crowned Premier League champions if the season is called off due to coronavirus.
The Red Devils haven't won the top-flight since Sir Alex Ferguson's final season in 2012-13.
In fact, even grabbing a top-four spot has proved challenging since Fergie's retirement.
But incredibly, they're in with a shot of clinching the title this season after a remarkable uptick in their form in recent months.
United currently sit second in the table, level on points with reigning champions Liverpool – below them only on goal difference.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men have a game in hand – against Burnley on January 12.
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Even a point will see the Red Devils back on top of the Premier League.
Liverpool slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Southampton on Monday night, meaning they are now winless in their last three games.
After thumping Crystal Palace 7-0 at Selhurst Park, the Reds have drawn to struggling West Brom and Newcastle, before their Saints loss.
Meanwhile, United are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games – last losing on November 1 in their 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford.
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With rivals Liverpool and Manchester City both dropping points at regular intervals this season, United suddenly find themselves in a title race.
In fact, they're the best team in the league this season based on points per game.
Man Utd are the only club to have earned over two points per game, at 2.06ppg this season.
Liverpool (1.94) and Man City (1.93) sit second and third respectively, with Leicester (1.88), Tottenham and Everton (both 1.81) completing the top six.
Should the season be called off, the points per game method will be used to determine the final standings.
And that's not only good news for Man Utd, with City also massively benefiting.
Pep Guardiola's side currently sit fifth – OUTSIDE of the Champions League places.
But under the points per game method, they will move up two places to third, shunting Tottenham and Leicester down a place – with the Foxes missing out on a seat at Europe's top table.
Everton and Aston Villa would also both move up a place each, with Southampton sliding down two places to eighth.
From ninth to 20th, there would incredibly be NO CHANGE in the standings, meaning Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United would be relegated.
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