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Manchester United’s troubles continue

If you had asked me at the start of the Premier League season if I thought Manchester United would be a dangerous team this year I would have definitely said yes. With the signings they have made, well I was wrong. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signing Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane in pre season I was expecting the red devils to be a top 4 threat.

With starting the season off to a flying start, and then going backwards, leading to the dismissal of United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Michael Carrick (also past management including David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho) it just turns out that the glory days are still a long way away from coming back. Hopefully it happens again in our lifetime. With United signing German interim manager Ralf Rangick on a 2 year club contract if he decides to become the next manager for next summer. With United getting knocked out early in the English League Cup or Carabao cup, whichever way you want to call it, things were looking shaky for the red devils again.

Manchester United manager David Moyes celebrates victory over Arsenal
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In the Champions League, losing to Villarreal and Young Boys it almost looked certain that they were heading back to Europa but Cristiano saved the day by scoring the main goals in the decisive games to stamp their ticket into the Champions League playoffs for 2022 with United facing Atletico Madrid not to far away.

Ralf Rangick will certainly want to get off to a positive start in the champions league if they want to go deep in this year’s edition. With the title race already over for this year all that matters now is that we aim for a top 4 finish and a champions league spot for next year as well.

Image: Reuters

With the January FIFA window now being open it will be interesting what players decide to leave the club. For example Donny Van De Beek the former Ballon D’or contender who came from Ajax 2 years ago under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and been given hardly any playing minutes. Will he go on loan or completely move to a new club to get game time if he wants to be playing at the world cup later this year? Other players I can see getting a loan move is Dean Henderson Mason Greenwood possibly, but im keen to see who United attempt to buy in January. If we buy anyone or not.

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Given United usually get a summer fee for transfers of €150m to €200m The statistic depicts the revenue of the Premier League club Manchester United from 2009 to 2021. In the fiscal year 2021, Manchester United generated around 683.26 million U.S. dollars in revenue. Under Sir Alex, Manchester United won 22 domestic trophies, along with two Champions Leagues, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, one European Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup. During the post Ferguson era Manchester United have only managed to win only 1 trophy the Europa league in 2017 under Jose Mourinho, which was good over 1000 days ago. Since then united have not won any major silverware and it just shows united are in big trouble, they who once used to be the biggest team in Europe. Will we ever see the glory days return to the theatre of dreams? That answer is yet to be asked.

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