Our Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are the season is finally over in the Premier League. With the majority hoping that Jose Mourinho can now concentrate on winning some major honours and start to build a squad ready to challenge for the league a lot closer than they have done this season following a reported back me or leave ultimatum to his players.
After a great start to the campaign, everybody in and around the pub thought it would be a close two-horse race between the Manchester clubs for the Premier League title. Man City really pushed on while United stumbled and fell considerably behind, even with all the summer investment to hand.
The Red Devils had a fair few opportunities to close the gap but failed to capitalise majority of the time, much to the frustration of our regulars in the pub.
Our landlord is always one for laying the blame at someone’s feet, and he believes that if these TWO United players had pulled their socks up a little more this year, maybe things would have been a little different.
Here are his two flops that have let Mourinho down this season and should look to improve next year…
OUR VERDICT – Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez
The Frenchman started the season looking every bit of the £90m United had spent on him the previous year, however, things soon turned sour and a rocky patch with injuries and suspensions halted his form – something looking back that he has never recovered from.
If Pogba had been in the side for the majority of the season and playing like he did at the start, then maybe the Red Devils may have hung on to their rivals for a little longer.
Elsewhere, many of the punters in the bar feel that the arrival of Chilean Alexis Sanchez upset the apple cart at United and moved a few players’ noses out of joint in the process. The former Arsenal man has barely shown a glimpse of what he is capable of following his move, and many will hope he can vastly improve next season.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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