When Manchester United fans look back and reflect upon the 2014/15 season, they will remember it fondly as the season in which the Red Devils rejoined European football’s top table in qualifying for the Champions League at the first attempt under Louis van Gaal.
Upon closer inspection however, Red Devils fans will notice that their beloved side finished a large 17 points behind eventual Premier League victors Chelsea so this season is very much a stepping stone, paving the foundations for more of a realistic title tilt next season under their new Dutch tactician.
A club used to finishing above Chelsea as worthy champions in years gone by, Manchester United fans knew a stab at the title was going to be a tough ask in van Gaal’s first season but after the Dutchman rather colourfully claimed United were ‘very close’ at the club’s end of season awards ceremony recently, the feeling is that they can improve on their fourth placed finish next term.
Familiar foes in Arsenal and Manchester City will also feel like they can trump the Blues next season but for now, we are concentrating on the club from Old Trafford and have shortlisted five reasons why it is they who can win the Premier League in 2015/16.
Click on LVG & co below to reveal the 5 reasons why Manchester United will beat Chelsea to the title next term.