Manchester United – SEASON’S VERDICT

The close season is going to be hectic. United have made the qualifying round of the Champions League but largely by default because Liverpool and Spurs were poorer. They have added huge potential in wide midfield in Memphis Depay and now need at least a central midfielder and a striker who can guarantee 20 goals. They could at a pinch manage in defence but ideally you would like to see at least a right back and a reliable central defender. So that is five players, all of whom have to be quality recruits. There is doubt over De Gea and that needs to be resolved swiftly.

The manager is very clear about his philosophy and it is built on the possession game. In the second half of the season United have enjoyed the lion’s share of possession even against opponents like Arsenal who are traditionally strong in that area. The problem has been that the possession has not been converted into scoring opportunities and consequently United lost games by a sucker punch to teams which were overwhelmed in possession terms. Chelsea and West Brom come to mind. At the really crucial point of the season when it looked as if second place was on and even Chelsea could be put under pressure United lost three games which you would have backed the Ferguson teams to win. This was partly because of the loss of Carrick. Daley Blind is a decent deputy but hasn’t the Englishman’s ability to control a game. Thus the possession game only works if you are able to release your forwards quickly enough into scoring positions and provided those forwards are good enough and fit enough to capitalise. Thus the priority has to be that extra controlling midfielder and that exceptional attacker.
Those two recruits (in addition to Depay) should guarantee a title challenge but Plan A for ultimate success next season may well be determined by the additional acquisition of the other two and the retention of De Gea or an adequate replacement, which could be Valdes if he can reprise his Barcelona exploits. Plan B is that there is the possibility, as is so often the case with United, of a sudden improvement from a young player which will fill one of those two voids. The most likely are Wilson and Blackett. If A and B do not materialise in their entirety the team will probably fall just short but the building blocks will be in place for LVG’s third (and possibly last) season.
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