We take a look at the recent misfortune of Manchester United and assess whether they have what it takes to make it to the top four of the Premier League this season

It goes without saying Manchester United didn’t have the best season last year. With 19 wins, 10 losses, and nine draws they stood sixth. While it might not sound so bad, they are indeed disappointing numbers for a club with such stature. 

United fans had hope that Jose Mourinho would bring back the good times to Old Trafford when he won the League Cup and Europa League in his first season at the helm. However, the Portuguese was given the boot in December 2018 after not cutting it.

The Red Devils are one of the most celebrated clubs in the history of English football, having won the Premier League a record 13 times. So what’s happened in recent years, and do they have a chance of turning things around?

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Alex Ferguson Manchester United Premier League 2012-13

Manchester United last won the Premier League in 2012-13 under Alex Ferguson – which was the year he retired. When Solskjaer took over from Mourinho he injected much-needed positivity into the club which gave fans hope to see such success again. Yet, their disappointing start to the season has left people questioning whether he has what it takes. 

Chief Executive Ed Woodward doesn’t seem to approve of Solskjaer’s ways from how he did not fully back Solskjaer over the summer transfer period. Woodward would have wanted more than three senior first-team players, Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera and Romelu Lukaku, to leave the club this summer, having made very strong comments about the group after Spring’s 4-0 loss at Everton. However, there is an intention from Solskjaer to pick players on merit, rather than reputation and that is the kind of shake-up that Manchester United have needed for a long time.

First sight of hope in the Premier League 2019/20 season for Manchester United

Sunday’s 1-1 draw with in-form rivals Liverpool offered a glimmer of light after a miserable few months at Old Trafford as they ended Liverpool’s perfect 17-winning streak in the Premier League. The draw sees Liverpool with a six-point lead at the top of the table, while United languishes in 13th where a win would have moved the home side up to eighth. Bookmaker Yobetit.com offers odds 501* for Manchester United to win the Premier League. But, odds 5* to finish in the top 4, so there is hope yet.

With 13 items of silverware, United are the most successful team in the history of the Premier League. There is sufficient firepower within the side, so we think they just need some inspiration. The current set of players can take inspiration from the club’s rich and vibrant history, and passionate fans ready to cheer for the Red Devils. 

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Manchester United look to learn from the mistakes they’ve committed during the previous season. It’s just a matter of time now to see if it’s possible. Their form so far has been the following:

Saturday 14 September 2019 MUN  1 -0  LEI

Sunday 22 September 2019 WHU  2 -0  MUN

Monday 30 September 2019 MUN  1 -1  ARS

Sunday 6 October 2019 NEW  1 -0  MUN

Sunday 20 October 2019 MUN  1 -1  LIV

Next Fixture for Manchester United:

Norwich City 4.2* vs Manchester United 1.8*

27/10/2019 18:30 CET

*Odds are subject to change. Find all the latest odds on Yobetit.com

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