– Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 3, 2019
Despite yet another season without a major trophy, there were signs of definite progress at Old Trafford. There was a second season in a row in qualifying for the Champions League, alongside many players who have continuously improved. Can you build on these improvements over the next season?
Football taught by Matt Busby
Young players have played a huge role in Manchester United history. The Busby Babes and Class 92 are icons of the club. Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood are both United Academy graduates and hope for a career similar to that of Bobby Charlton, George Best or Paul Scholes.
Greenwood could even be a decent bet for PFA Young Player of the Year 2021-22, possibly following in the footsteps of many of the former United legends who have won the award.
The impact of Jadon Sancho and a successful transfer window
If United get stronger in some positions, many players could see them as a decent bet on next season’s success. Individual awards will also attract some attention from bettors. For example, will newcomer Jadon Sancho receive the most templates? This was an award Harry Kane received during the last Premier League season. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to do some research into what bets are possible. For example, sites like winners.net compare the most popular betting sites online and provide information on bonuses, features and available markets so bettors can choose a bookmaker they can trust.
Manchester United has spent a lot of money on big-name players in recent years. However, few fans would claim that very few (if any) have been successful.
As early as 2019, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke about the club’s cultural restart. This has had an impact on the transfer policy. A key element of the club’s cultural reboot has been the signing of younger players like Daniel James who fit a style of play alongside the more seasoned names Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani.
Fan protests and anger calm down
The end of United’s last season was overshadowed by protests against the club’s Glazer ownership and their involvement in the Super League debacle. At the height of these protests, fans stormed the pitch, which resulted in a league game against Liverpool being postponed.
Protests against the Glazer family began back in 2004, a few months before the club was bought. This continued in the following months. Some elements of United’s support did the unthinkable after the Glazer acquisition and stopped going to Old Trafford. They argued that the acquisition itself was the “last straw” after becoming disillusioned with the overall leadership of the club.
Many of these fans eventually formed a new club, FC United of Manchester, which was founded a few weeks after the Glazer takeover and which regularly attracts over 2,000 spectators.
Can you win the league for the first time since 2013?
They are currently among the favorites to win the Premier League next season. To become champions for the first time since 2013 would show that the realignment of United’s overall strategy was successful.
Things are expected to get tight between many of the top clubs over the next season. Current champions Manchester City are expected to challenge Manchester City for the title alongside a resurgent Chelsea and a more determined Liverpool United.
Will the 2021-22 season be the first title-winning season in the post-Fergie era? For the first time in several years, United have a plan and, more importantly, consistency. It’s going to be an interesting year at Old Trafford.