Manchester United’s summer was rather underwhelming. Jose Mourinho only welcomed in three new faces to the Old Trafford dressing room.
Following a second-place finish last term, with others around us strengthening significantly, United have been left behind in that regard.
Despite a 2-1 victory at home against Leicester City on Friday night, I think it’s fair to say that the fans are demanding more from the club. It’s these kinds of games where United should be sending out a convincing message with a thumping.
Club legend Paul Scholes has had his say on the situation, he’s in a similar mood. The Ginger Prince reckons that his former employers won’t challenge for the title this year, with a mixture of the two aforementioned things being the main reasoning as to why.
‘Liverpool have made some really good signings. United finished above them last season. I just don’t see United getting closer to City.’ Scholes is quoted as saying by The Metro.
‘City are a really good side, great manager, some great players, a way of playing that they all know about and Manchester United seem to be not too sure what’s going on.
‘You don’t really know the team, you don’t really know the players, you don’t know how they’re going to perform from one week to the next.
‘So I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t see them challenging for the league this year.’
I’d love to disagree with Scholes, but I just can’t. It pains me to say it, but City are considerable favourites to win back-to-back titles. They’ve actually strengthened this summer by adding Riyad Mahrez to an already frightening attack.
However, it is still early on in the season and who knows what could happen. We need to give each and every one of those players our backing. Although we all probably don’t feel too confident about winning major honours, we (myself included) need to remember that we do have an excellent squad.