In the domestic league, Manchester United are sitting 2nd in the Premiership title race, only a point ahead of 3rd place Leicester City but 14 points behind local rivals Manchester City. This season has been inconsistent to say the least, and a tally of 57 points after 29 games is one of the worst totals since the Premiership began. United have drawn too many games and lost too many points when travelling away.
In contrast, in the UEFA Cup competition, United are sitting pretty having dispatched AC Milan this week with a brilliant performance from that 1-man media storm Paul Pogba. AC Milan were seen as one of the joint favorites for the whole competition, so to beat them Manchester United installed themselves as the clear favourite now to win the cup.
They have an easy quarter final against minnows Granada of Spain and if they pass will face the winner of Ajax versus Roma. There is really only Arsenal who could put a stop to United taking their 2nd UEFA Cup in 4 years.
It’s the international break for World Cup qualifiers, and for United, some fringe players have made their international teams. Roy Keane recently said disparagingly that International Caps don’t mean anything and that to be an International doesn’t mean you are a good player, well Jesse Lingard will argue with that after he has forced his way back into the reckoning by playing brilliantly on loan at West Ham.
Dean Henderson, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford also make the England squad. Daniel James and Dylan Levitt are in the Wales team. Other players who will be on international duty are Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes, David De Gea and Victor Lindelof. Scott McTominay will feature for Scotland and Eric Bailly and Amad Diallo will have a run out for the Ivory Coast.
Who Could Succeed at Euro 2020?
Speaking of the major internationals in the side, who do we think will go on to have a great Euro 2020? Well, according to the bookies, there is not much in it between England, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, and Portugal. There are some pretty good odds available too, so it might be worth looking at the Euro 2020 odds & betting markets.
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Transfer Targets for 2021/22 Season.
Things are actually starting to shape up nicely for next season at United but to really compete for honors and the elusive title next season, United need to make ground on Manchester City. To do this they need another midfielder who is more mobile and potent. Van De Beek was going to be that man, but hasn’t really had a run and form to force himself into the side. To have this player, will make them more comfortable with dominating possession and give them the extra man and extra passing ability in midfield to break down teams.
They actually have this man in Juan Mata, under utilised by Solskjaer but still a wily international player. Mata still has the vision to pick a pass, the leadership qualities to improve those around him and experience of winning titles in past seasons.
Targets David Alaba or Jadon Sancho from the Bundesliga could fill this job and should be the priority. United continues to be linked with Erling Haaland but 1 he will blow the entire transfer budget and wage cap, 2. He wouldn’t go to United anyway because his father played for Leeds and Man City, the two biggest rivals to United. So, give up on Haaland Junior and reinforce in midfield.