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Opinion: Manchester United is not out of danger just yet

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Due to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s most recent return to form, we need to tell you why Manchester United isn’t out of the danger zone yet. 

Back when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took control of Manchester United as the interim manager, things appeared to work perfectly for him.

The Norwegian coach made history and broke a few records during his first matches as the club’s boss.

But things started to take a wrong turn quickly, as the Red Devils weren’t able to find the proper way back to their best form.

The excuse back then was that Manchester United wasn’t well-equipped to fight for trophies, it was expected that the board could sign new players.

Contrary to what the majority of fans demanded, Manchester United only signed a couple of good defensive players and let some important names leave.

There are two main reasons why the club wasn’t able to sign any more attacking stars to their roster.

The first one of fairly logical, as not many elite footballers are keen on playing for a club that doesn’t play the UEFA Champions League.

Manchester United has a long tradition of never missing this competition until recently, when they started to finish their season below the Top Four spots.

Not playing the top European competition will push away some of the biggest targets that the club has, regardless of how much money they have. 

The other reason has been discussed here as well, the Glazer family puts money over quality when it comes to managing the club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to struggle too much in order to get some of the players he requested.

The owners don’t want to spend too much on players because they refuse to make the necessary sacrifice in order to improve the roster.

With this delicate situation between the board and management, Ole started the current season with the odds against him.

Now that the squad is finally starting to get positive results, it’s clear that the Norwegian coach needs all the support he can get from the owners.

In spite of the latest results, the Red Devils are still far from the danger zone inside the Premier League table and still 10 points away from the Top Four.

Fortunately, that many points this early in the season is not much to climb.

But Solskjaer’s squad needs to start winning every single match they have left until the end of 2019 if they want a shot at Champions League football next season.

The most recent form is directly linked to a couple of aspects that the team improved recently, we will talk about each of them right here.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s resilience is the most important aspect of this revival, which is the main reason he needs to remain at the club. 

Manchester United’s road ahead until 2020. 


It’s a blessing that Manchester United’s next four matches aren’t too complicated to win, they have accessible rivals across all competitions.

They are about to play at Old Trafford against Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend, the club will take some rest during the international break for two weeks.

After that, United travels to Sheffield United in the Premier League before visiting Astana in the UEFA Europa League a few days later.

We need to keep in mind that Ole’s boys still have a clean sheet in the European competition, which makes them a title contender.

After the continental trip, United will receive Aston Villa in the Premier League and Tottenham Hotspur three days later.

Until the game against the Spurs, Solskjaer can secure at least 9 more points if they keep playing as they have for the last few weeks.

This is the danger zone that we’ve been talking about, coming out victorious from that will determine if the Red Devils are truly recovered from the poor start of the season they had.

We have to give more credit to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for one more thing. He is getting a positive reaction from the players he has in a season where they didn’t sign too many big names.

The return of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to good form is also a major contributing factor, but none of that would’ve been possible without Solskjaer’s hard work. 

How long does Manchester United need in order to confirm its revival? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.