MAN UTD HAVE NOT WON THE EPL IN A WHILE, THEY MAY WIN THIS SEASON
English Premier League season is only a week old, and as it is with every new season, the permutations have begun, to determine
who has the best chance of claiming England’s ultimate prize.
One team that is looming larger than the
rest at the moment, is the team that looked down and out just a couple of
seasons ago: Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. The Red Devils are considered
the early favourites for the title and here are the reasons:
man, Jose Mourinho. Say
what you want about Mourinho, the man is a winner. He has won titles everywhere
he’s been, from Portugal to England, Italy, Spain and back to England. Even
last season that was considered transitional one for the Red Devils, they managed
to pick up 3 trophies and found a way back into the UEFA Champions League.
If anyone can instill Sir Alex Ferguson’s
winning mentality back into the Manchester United team, it has to be the (arrogant)
Portuguese. Now that he has had a full season under his belt, plus the
pre-season he wants, this might be the season Man United kick on to the next
appear to have strengthened in the right areas. Naysayers will no doubt point to the performance at
the Super Cup, but no one can deny that United have done some shrewd business
in the transfer window so far, and it’s not over yet. There has been much talk
about Romelu Lukaku’s heavy first touch, but sixty-three goals during his time
at Everton cannot be sniffed at.
Then there is Nemanja Matic who was taken
off Chelsea. Matic was lively against Real Madrid in the Super Cup, and was massive against West Ham United. Besides, a midfield of Matic, Pogba and Ander Herrera looks quite
The stronger squad means less likely dropped points, which should translate to a higher
finish. Champion, maybe? Manchester United dropped so many points from
winnable matches last season. The 15 draws they played was the most in the
Premiership. Conversely, they lost only five matches; same as Champions
Chelsea. Only Spurs, with four losses, lost less than both. This term, they
will likely take care of that weakness.
(look to) have unrivalled squad depth. Even with all their struggles last season, it was
widely agreed that Man Utd had one of the deepest squads in the league. Aside
from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, they have not lost any of their main players. They
have added three players of potentially awesome quality, and there is
competition all over the pitch. Of the top sides in England, United look like
they have the squad best equipped to effectively challenge on four fronts.
Of course, a lot of variables go into a
successful campaign and a lot could change in the course of the season. Manchester
United were tentative against Real, but they appear to have done the right
things and at this point they look like the team to beat in England.