Manchester United Football Club have had a pretty poor season in the Premier League, I think that is fair to say. The Red Devils look destined to end the campaign in sixth place, with all hopes of achieving European football pinned on our Europa League final against Ajax next week.
That game was never going to be easy, and I think with the money spent, we probably should have expected a better run in the league. Finishing sixth with this squad has to be deemed a bad season, but if we win the Europa League that’ll more than make up for it.
Now, Jose Mourinho has been speaking to the media about his team’s chances next season. When questioned about whether he thinks Manchester United can challenge next campaign, the self-proclaimed Special One responded with a ‘yes’, but only if he gets the players he needs in the transfer market.
“This season we are not close to winning the league. There are clubs with more stability than us, better squads, more time to work.” Sky Sports quote the manager as saying.
“I cannot say that but I’m pretty sure that from a mental and a tactical point of view, we have had a very good evolution.”
“If, in the next transfer window, we manage to be successful, I think we can [challenge for the title].”
“The one that I really enjoy doing is the transition from the first to the second season because I know what I do, I know what I don’t do.”
“There is work to be done. The good thing is the club knows, the board knows, I know and we are together on this process.”
The job at Old Trafford was always going to be a tough one. There is a whole lot of deadwood, and far too much to sort out in one season. We’ve already seen the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay leave, and I’d expect that to continue as Mourinho looks to mould his squad to one that suits his style and tactics.
On top of that, obviously, new players will be coming through the entrance doors which is always exciting. We, quite frankly, just need some better, more talented players to come in. Slowly but surely we’ll get there, and the manager has my complete backing.