I know this isn’t really a decent season review, as I am obviously not a football expert, but that isn’t a reason to try to express my thoughts.
So here it goes.
- Although overall there are obvious improvements made but we are constantly inconsistent.
- Turned out that we’re ok against the top 6 but lost points to newly promoted clubs which is quite obvious there is a mental problem.
- Although FA Cup is and always be special, we can only get just 1 trophy, that if we beat Chelsea in the final this weekend.
- Our goalkeeper is again the best player of the year for 4 years in a row. Either he is truly a superman, or the rest of the squad are just bang average and not good enough.
- Our youngsters, if handle correctly, might rule the English football for years to come. Seriously, we have talents like Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Eric Bailly, and Paul Pogba.
- The fact that Mourinho constantly choose 30+ year old veterans at wing backs in Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young shows that our youngsters in those positions aren’t good enough. Hope he sort this out soon.
- I sincerely hope Fellaini be gone.
- We need to buy some decent midfielders.
- Manchester United still one, if not the, biggest football club in the world, and will continue to be a major force that able to attract some of the best football talents in the world.
Next season will be fierce. We need to strengthen the squad, apply the right tactics and glue the team together to build a sustainable recognizable force. Mourinho has proven himself time and time again as a very capable manager who can build winning squads. I do believe he’s the right man for the job.
However, judging from past Guardiola’s club career, if I am to place a bet in this website, it’s safe to say that Manchester City will still the main contender for the league champion but Mourinho can cause a lot of upsets.
Hope we’re good enough to win the league. It’s been a while since the last time.
Come on you Reds!
It is reported that United’s medical team has given a very specific training method to French midfielder Paul Pogba, to prevent similar injury he got last season.
Bad Pogba. He ignored it.
The 24 year old French midfielder won the Europa League Player of the Season award after being chosen by a panel judges consist of every club managers involved in the group stage and 55 journalists.
On his way to FIFA’s Ballon d’Or? Yes please!
We scored 4 two games in a row. We will face tougher tests this season, but these type of games were tests we consistently failed last season.
A 4-0 win against West Ham is probably seen as a routine under Sir Alex but it’s hard to not get carried away with today’s performance. After 3 seasons and 3 managers, it seems like we finally have a team capable of winning the elites. Although we’ve won 3 last season – that if you count Community Shield as a trophy – our main target is always the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.
I haven’t seen anything this good since Sir Alex retired. Not from Moyes and Van Gaal. Not even from Mourinho.
Matic and Pogba, the new midfield axis, were predictably effective. Big lad Lukaku will score a lot of goals, while Martial and Rashford will indeed help scoring some as well. At the back, Baily was very comfortable playing with Jones, and De Gea will definitely continue to perform some good saves.
Long season ahead of us, but that was a very comfortably good start. Let the good times roll!
The club announced that they’ve signed Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic. To me the new no. 31 is a very good signing because of 2 main reasons:
- Jose Mourinho trusts him.
- He will free Paul Pogba to attack, where he’s good at.
Exciting times ahead!
Not only we keep giving out points in the league but we also pay the team the highest wages in the world of football.
Good reading regarding our two in-form young players Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard over at ESPN.
Mkhitaryan just picked up an injury at pointless international friendly match last week and Lingard hasn’t had enough game time since the FA Cup win, yet the manager include them to the starting 11. Now the derby defeat sounds like the pair’s main fault. Well, I don’t believe that. It’s the media wants to sound like it does.
However, of course there are bad performances by the players, even the most expensive player on the planet aren’t immune to such circumstances. But I was wondering, what’s the “punishment” for a manager who pick a wrong starting 11? I am not looking for an answer, but his tactic still puzzles me.