After a rollercoaster of a season for United in 19/20, trying to gauge expectations for the current season was hard, especially after the below average window I believe the club had leading up to it. The expectation for me was that we’d be amongst the teams pushing to play Champions League football the next season, not really a change from previous seasons and heavily dependent on direct rivals faltering more than us.
As we’ve seen so far, this has been the case with only Liverpool, Man City and Tottenham amongst the chasing pack, with Chelsea and Arsenal falling below expectations.
How have signings performed
Ones to watch in the second half of the season
VDB would definitely be one to watch for the second half of the season for Utd as games start coming thick and fast with Europa League games and the need to rest Bruno and maybe Pogba. I also feel Greenwood has a lot more to show us even though his first half of the season has been rocky internally and externally.
Rating the manager
Where I think we’ll finish
I think as the season goes on and delves into the 25-30 game stage, we’ll start to see if this was a stretch of very good form for United or a genuine title push and I can’t help but be swayed towards the former. The last 9 years post-Ferguson has given us very little to be optimistic about across all competitions, so using past experiences to gauge where this season will take us is the only way to view it at this current time for me. At the end of it all I see us finishing either 3rd or 4th.