The new football season has started and the race to win the English Premier League Title has also begun. Fan’s favorite Manchester United has done all the preparations necessary to win the league title. For the last few years, Manchester City is dominating English football. Besides City, Chelsea and Liverpool are the stronger ones. The Red Devils are not even in the picture. However, they have improved at a slow pace under Ole Gunner and in this season, one can say that Manchester United is in the race to win the Premier League title.
Below are some reasons why Manchester United can win the Premier League title this season :
Improvement in the last few years
Let’s talk about the picture of the last 4 years. Below are the positions of Manchester United in the Premier League Table:
- 2018-19 – 6th
- 2019-20 – 3rd
- 2020-21 – 2nd
- 2021-22 – ?
If you see the above list, then it is very clear that Manchester United has improved over the years. Ole Gunner’s side is coming near to their 21st Premier League title. This team is constantly improving and evolving. United was on the top of the table last season for a good time. They have also beaten the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool. United side is talented enough to outclass Manchester City.
Before the transfer window, United already had a forward attack that was capable to compete against top teams. With the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho, United now has one of the best attacks in Europe. Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes along with two new star signings are capable of tearing the defense of any club. However, it will be difficult for the coach to manage such a large number of forwards in the squad.
Very strong squad depth
Manchester United has an amazing strength in depth. The squad is filled with talented young players like Amad and Anthony Elanga capable of chipping in with valuable contributions. With plenty of forwards available, the coach can try as many formations as he wants. In the defense also, top-quality defenders are there. The defensive midfield is the only area of concern and lacks quality options.
The amazing summer transfer window
Manchester United has a memorable summer transfer window this time. They are bringing back their prodigal son Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford. United desperately needed a goal scorer and Cristiano alongside Cavani are the perfect solutions. There were rumors that Cavani will leave after the signing of Ronaldo, but Manchester successfully kept two of them together. Edinson Cavani scored 17 goals last season and will want to improve this time around and finish with a trophy.
Apart from Cristiano, the major deal was with Jadon Sancho. United purchased England winger from Dortmund. Jadon Sancho is seen as the future star in football. The winger can unlock defenses and create chances. It will help in taking pressure off Bruno Fernandes.
A major problem was in the defence of Manchester United. Harry Maguire was not able to handle it out by himself. There was a need for another good-quality center-back. With the arrival of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, the United has become a complete team. He will be the perfect partner to Maguire. Varane’s experience, pace, and aerial strength make him an upgrade on Victor Lindelof.
When was the last time Manchester United won the Premier League?
The 2012-13 season was the last time Manchester United won the Premier League. It was also the final season of Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure.