After an impressive run of form immediately after sacking Jose Mourinho and bringing in Ole Solskjaer, Manchester United struggled at the end of the season and left many fans wondering if the club made the right choice by offering the Norwegian club legend a long term deal.
Now, the future of the club seems uncertain and the chances of them making waves in19/20 seem very slim. Today, we will talk about this upcoming season and what the Red Devils’ fans can expect from their team.
19/20 Premier League Title Odds
At the moment, Manchester United is surprisingly high coming in as the 3rd favorite to win the league behind City and Liverpool who are the main favorites with odds of 8/11 and 3/1, respectively. Unexpectedly, they are ranked higher than Tottenham at 12/1 as well as Arsenal and Chelsea who are both at 20/1 even though they all finished above them the previous season. Considering that United hasn’t made any significant signings yet, we are not sure that they deserve to be that high. Overall, though, we have to agree with the bookies, as Manchester City and Liverpool are easily the strongest favorites to win the title.
If you are into betting and looking for a bookie to bet on the Premier League, you can find the latest UK bookmakers on Freebets.com. However, we would advise you to wait a few months, as teams are still signing and selling players, appointing managers, and making different moves that will have a huge impact on how the upcoming season will go.
Man.Utd’s transfer policy seems to be bringing in young and exciting players as their first and so far-only signing this window is Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace. They are also very close to agreeing terms with young Sporting CP star, Bruno Fernandes. But even though these are very talented young players that are great for the future, it won’t be enough if United want to seriously contend next season, especially if they lose their best player Paul Pogba.
Some other names that are linked with the club are young English stars Declan Rice and Jadon Sancho, Harry Mcguire, Sean Longstaff.
Some Players Have to Go
The team has struggled at times, especially in the middle. If Paul Pogba had a bad game in the centre, it was game over for United. Fred, Matic and McTominay are solid players but they sometimes lack positioning awareness and are not great going forward. They also don’t really fit Solskjaers’ system so United should look into selling some of them.
Defensively, they have their fair share of issues as well. Although Ashley Young has been a great servant for many years now, but, if they want to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool, United simply have to bring in a younger player to replace him. They also need to bring in proven central defenders, as none of their young centre backs has proven to be worthy of first team football.
On the bright side, they did manage to agree a long term deal with their young English attacker, Marcus Rashford, who shined when Solskjaer first took over in December. Along with Martial, who was also great for most of last season, they form a great partnership up front.
Is Solskjaer the Right Man For the Job?
After a disastrous end to the season, many fans were left wondering if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right long-term choice at the driver seat. Nobody can dispute that what he did in the first few months since arriving was incredible, especially that miraculous comeback against PSG, but maybe the board should’ve been a bit more patient with offering him a long term deal.
However, since we are talking about the 19/20 season here, we think that Solskjaer deserves to have a whole season at the helm after his miraculous start. United will also bring in players that better fit his system and his experience with playing for the club and knowing the values and desire for winning it has, makes him a solid long-term candidate as well.