Though Manchester United are the most successful club in the Premier League with a record 20 league titles, yet, the last time they won a Premier League title was at the end of the 2012-2013 season under the legendary retired football manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ever since then, the club has been the shadow of its former self as the club has continued to struggle to qualify for a UEFA Champions League spot instead of contending for the league title.
In the 2019-2020 season, the club enjoyed a fantastic run of games especially towards the end of the season and when they signed Portuguese midfield sensation Bruno Fernandes. In few matches, they were able to drive themselves from mid-table to the 3rd spot of the league table. This performance qualified them for this season UEFA Champions League.
With such form, expectations for United to do better this season by probably winning the Premier League title became extremely high. Unfortunately for the club’s fans who hoped for such a height, the season started so rough for United.
So far in the 2020-2021 season, the manager of the club, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and his boys have lost 3 league matches, drawn one, and won 3 in 7 league matches. This woeful start of the season has relegated the club to the 14th spot with 10 points.
Due to this, fans of the club have lost the enthusiasm they started the 2020-2021 season with. The frustration such a feeling comes with has forced them to start agitating for the replacement of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The club’s management has also shown signs that Solskjaer is not delivering what the board expects from him. Recently, the news was everywhere that the board has started making contact with a former coach of Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, to replace the embattled United’s coach.
However, Bruno Fernandes who scored twice in United’s 3-1 victory at Everton before the international break, stressed that the present set-up of United’s squad can compete for the league title and probably win it.
He said: “For me, it doesn’t matter about the other teams, people may say they are better than us, they have a better first XI than us, the guys who come from the bench are better, people can say what they think, I don’t care.
“For me, I came to Manchester to win trophies. You are playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world. This club has made history in the past, an amazing history.
“For a club like Manchester United, it’s a long time since we won the Premier League. It’s too long, I think.
“So you have to have in your mind – all the players, all the staff – we are here to win. And I think we have that mentality.”