Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will start his first full season in charge of Manchester United, looking to get the Red Devils back in the Champions League.
United are constantly struggling in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. They finished in sixth place last season, 32 points behind champions Manchester City. It was their fourth finish outside of Top 4 in six years since Fergie’s departure.
Ins and Outs
The Norwegian manager invested in the defensive line this summer, acquiring Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire, who became the most expensive defender in the history of football.
Daniel James also joined from Swansea, while 17-year-old forward Mason Greenwood could also get a bench role in the upcoming Premier League season.
However, United lost Ander Herrera and Romelu Lukaku and failed to get replacements for these first-team members.
Most important players
Paul Pogba is Manchester United’s only world-class player, as they head into the 2019-20 season. Basically, it is going to be all about him.
The Red Devils would also hope that Harry Maguire has at least half of Virgil van Dijk’s impact to Liverpool’s defensive line.
With Maguire and Wan-Bissaka their defense should be much better than the last season, but if Rashford and Martial fail to perform, United would certainly lack goals with Romelu Lukaku’s departure.
Manchester United, with the quality of the squad they have at the moment, should be happy if they get a Top 4 finish at the end of the season. They will probably challenge Arsenal for the last Champions League spot on the table, but will they succeed? We don’t know.