The Difficult Situation for Manchester United

There is both bad news and good news for supporters of Manchester United at the moment, even though Solskjaer’s squad go for an international break after posting the worst start to a new year since the 1992/93 Premier League season. The good news is that the team is aware that they’ve got to get rid of non-performing and under-performing players to transform into a better football club eventually. The Bad news is there’s an ever-present danger that the club will get much worse before things start looking better for one of the most successful clubs within the Premier League.

The 2019/20 Season Start for Manchester United

A dull draw against Southampton and Wolves, on either side of the Crystal Palace defeat, provides a clear reflection of where Manchester United is at the moment compared to their glorious 4-0 victory against Chelsea during the opening weekend. And with a mighty Leicester City on 14 September on the cards, the pressure is starting to build on the players and the manager who is trying to battle it out for a top-four finish at the end of the season.

There’s a compelling argument at the moment that the current Manchester United team is the weakest in the last three decades at Old Trafford. Although there has been a positive spin thanks to Solskjaer as the manager, it would be naïve to think that a defeat, two draws, and a win would be nothing more than a simple blip.

During the 1992/39 season, Manchester United started the season with a win, one draw, and two defeats, but was still able to win the title at the end of the season. However, not even the most optimistic supporter of United would believe that the 2019 squad can win the Premier League title this season. The current team has no experience or depth when it comes to the players, which makes it difficult to see this team reach anywhere near the top 4 at the end of the 2019/20 season.

The Future of Manchester United

Manchester United will need to rebuild and reshape their team. However, after letting so many players leave the club during the summer transfer window, it’s quite impossible to get this right during the 2019/20 season. The team has no experience due to the squad being filled with more younger players than usual. The club is one injury away from total devastation which will leave the team to drop even further down the log.

Manchester United has also spent close to a year searching for a technical director, and there are no viable replacements when something goes wrong with the attacking force. There are loads that can go wrong at the club and with the way they have been playing in recent matches, it seems that the club will continue to drop unless a miracle saves them. Let’s hope the 20/21 Premier League season is better for the Red Devils as the 2013/20 season is already a disaster.