Before now, Manchester United have struggled to win a major title under coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær all to no avail.
Recall that since Manchester United brought in Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus and Raphael Varane from Real Madrid in August, the Premier League team looks more purposeful than in previous seasons.
The presence of the two players at Old Trafford has helped Manchester United to win four league games and drew one. They have also scored 13 goals and conceded only 4 goals in 5 Premier League games.
This performance has helped Manchester United to remain on the 3rd spot on the league table, with equal points (13) as first-placed Chelsea and second-placed Liverpool.
However, the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane did not help Manchester United to win away against Young Boys in a Champions League group game earlier in the month.
They were not featured in Manchester United’s 0-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham United in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, September 22. The defeat ended Manchester United’s journey in the tournament.
As it stands, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane have the Premier League, the UEFA Champions League, and the FA Cup to fight for in Manchester United shirt.
Since they were rested in the mid-week game against West Ham, they are expected to be in action against Aston Villa at 12:30 on Saturday, September 25, 2021.
Ahead of the Premier League game, David de Gea who saved Manchester United from drawing 2-2 with West Ham on Sunday, September 19, by stopping Mark Noble’s spot-kick said it might be a big year for Manchester United.
“We signed good players [in the summer] and we already had a good squad,” De Gea told Sky Sports.
“We are there at the top of the league fighting for every game, of course, it is hard, it is the best league in the world.
“Every game is difficult, we want to fight for the big trophies, try to fight for the Premier League, the Champions League, for everything and I think we have the squad and the players and we have the fans with us so it’s amazing. I think the club is at a good point.
“I think top teams are fighting for the league, like always in the Premier League. So let’s see what happens, be focused on the next games and just prepare properly and put everything on the pitch and in training.”
On the impact of Cristiano Ronaldo on Manchester United players, David de Gea added: “I think that the impact is already there. “It’s amazing to have him back at home.
“He’s already a legend in the club, so I think for the players, for the young lads, for everyone, he’s a great guy to see every day how he works in the gym, how he treats himself, how he takes care of his body, and of himself.
“He is an amazing player and it’s great to see him here every day working hard and helping the team.
“Let’s see, as I said, now we have a bigger squad, big players – players with an experience like Cristiano, like Raphael Varane, like me, Juan Mata – so we have more experience on the team.
“So let’s see, it can be a great year.”