Manchester United now have a team that can compete for championships on all fronts this season
Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho, and Cristiano Ronaldo have brought fresh hope that the club will break a trophy drought that has endured for more than four years, thanks to their big-money signings this summer.
Meanwhile, as Manchester United prepare to face Swiss side Young Boys in their first Champions League match of the season on Tuesday, Jose Mourinho says the signings he made this summer were part of the long-term strategy that was first laid out when he took over the club a little over three years ago.
“We’ve had our fair share of disappointments, and we’ve also had our fair share of great moments,” he said. The squad, though, has developed over the last several years.
The goal (when I took over) was to create a team with experience and talent that could compete in three years.
You have that core in the squad when you have guys like David (De Gea) and Harry Maguire, who have been here for a couple of years. That number will be boosted by the addition of Raphael (Varane) and Ronaldo (Ronaldo).
But it’s something that you have to pay for unless you’re lucky enough to have previously won something.”
Paul Pogba may stay at Manchester United
Regaining the top-tier title race may convince Paul Pogba to stay at Manchester United despite being in the last year of his contract and playing some of his finest football in recent years.
When questioned about Pogba, Solskjaer stated, “It’s up to us to achieve wins and to show to ourselves that we can win championships.”
To me, every Manchester United player wants to win trophies and be part of a winning Manchester United team. The best feeling in the world is being part of a Manchester United squad that is winning.”
As the Champions League season begins, the intensity of the schedule increases, with many players just returning from international service and a full slate of games to prepare for.
🗣"Manchester United have to deliver. They have to win something because if you don't with this squad you would have to say that's a failure."
Danny Mills expects Manchester United to deliver this season and feels there's pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pic.twitter.com/Tv1T4ht4PD
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 9, 2021
Solskjaer believes that his team has the necessary qualities to succeed
We’ve been remarkably resilient through the years, and we’ve progressed in dealing with the epidemic and the flurry of games,” he added.
In addition, I’ve informed the team that I trust everyone in the squad, which is why we’ve signed these players.
Former Sky Sports commentator and podcast host Gary Neville discusses his career in sports.
It has been five or ten years since I’ve seen Manchester’s city center so vibrant. I find what he has done to the Premier League for interest fascinating, but he has it humming for the city, and that was even before his two goals.
While visiting Salford United’s stadium, I caught wind of his goal. When I asked a few individuals who were there what the mood was like, they claimed it was out of this world, with people bouncing as they’d never seen before. It was a wonderful football day when Salford scored in the dying seconds.
Old Trafford’s Adam Bate for Sky Sports
Ronaldo’s skill with the ball trumps all other factors in this narrative. The crowd at Old Trafford erupted with joy when he scored twice in Manchester United’s 4-1 victory against Newcastle.
His performances have improved in the past, but not in a long time, never more so than today. Cristiano Ronaldo did what he usually does, and now United fans will worry what it means for the club’s future.
So, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team have returned to the top of the Premier League table. All of a sudden, everything seems different now that Ronaldo is back in the building.
A cause to remain has been provided for them now.
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