They are big on dignity at Old Trafford. Manchester United like to project it. This club has real status as one of the game's most venerable institutions. Now they are in chaos. Louis van Gaal brings many things to the table. Dignity is not one of them.
When Sir Alex Ferguson retired unexpectedly three years ago, United made it clear that Jose Mourinho would not replace him. The Portuguese craved the job but the distinct impression was that club insiders at Old Trafford thought him vulgar and troublesome....
On the 25th matchday of the 2014-15 Premier League season, Leicester City lost 2-1 at Arsenal, falling deeper into the Premier League basement with just 17 points.
One year later, Leicester City won its 25th game of the season, beating Manchester City 3-1 on Saturday and moving five points clear atop the league table (53 total points).
While the Foxes were already in first place entering the weekend, Saturday's win moved them atop the virtual standings for the first time this season. They are now the title favorite, according to both ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI) and the bookmakers.
Let's examine how this wild weekend affected the Premier League's three major races -- the title, top-four and relegation battles -- using SPI's projections (click here for more info on SPI). Plus, we preview two high-stakes matchups this weekend: Arsenal-Leicester City and Manchester City-Tottenham.