People say that when you have a lot of power, you also have a lot of responsibility. This is especially true when you have that power as the coach of a big football team like Manchester United. The best teams in Europe are constantly scrutinized, and the less impressive or respectable their results are, the more the (unfriendly) fire starts.
What are Manchester United’s actual odds of succeeding this year, then? (Spoiler: not excellent, but the ball is round, as a famous soccer analyst said.)
For Manchester, it was one of the darkest periods
Even by Jose Mourinho’s standards, Manchester United hasn’t won as little in the last 40 years as they have under his guidance. Since 1990, there hasn’t been a 45 percent win rate. In the modern era, huge teams are willing to spend enormous sums of money to acquire the greatest players. However, Manchester United appears to spend more than other clubs.
It’s advised that you support a different team if success is your thing. The squad has only won three titles since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013: the FA Cup in 2016 under Van Gaal, and the “flare-up” of 2017 when they won the League and EPL under Mourinho. The furnaces then shut off.
The popularity of Cristiano didn’t help
Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to the Red Devils gave fans hope, but the Portuguese champion doesn’t seem to have the same bite he used to. But instead of being an advantage to the teams, his presence makes things difficult. At a recent game against Everton, a team that had lost seven of its last eight, Ronaldo reacted to a fan of the other team, showing that he was nervous. This did not help the team work together or improve its mood or chances of success.
The team’s sporting misery is evident from the brutally declining odds offered by online bookies. To profit from good betting ratios, one must learn and beat wagering requirements, which can be found in the most popular premier league bookies. Additionally, we must point out that the red-jacketed players are currently underdogs, so we would probably not place a wager on them right now.
Mechanics of success
Normally, a team under crisis panics. Football coaches are frequently fired, a common occurrence in the sport. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed after Jose Mourinho, but he didn’t do a good job. He was fired, and Ralf Rangnick took over. Ralf Rangnick didn’t do any better, and he is now waiting to leave.
Erik ten Hag, who is partnering with Ajax extremely well, is the most likely name to be used after him (and who continues to scoff). Mauricio Pochettino, who feels that the climate at Paris Saint-Germain is getting hotter and hotter and not conducive to good sleep, seems to be another excellent option. But it is clear that to clean up the system and start over, starting from zero, a fundamental shift is required, both in the team and in the method it is conducted.
Additionally, there will be significant roster departures: Cavani and Pogba, whose contracts are up for renewal, both appear unwilling to stay. In addition to many other players displaying their impatience and unwillingness to play for a losing team, Ronaldo is growing impatient.
To sum up
The Red Devils need to do a significant amount of rebuilding, search for strong fundamentals on which to establish their future once more, clean up the past—the golden eras must be preserved, for better or worse—and return to creating with an eye toward the future and not the immediate. Everybody knows there is an urgent need to re-establish a new basis for the team, coach, and management (as well as the general public).
Since the 2021/2022 season concluded with a mediocre record, Manchester United should consider shedding “heavy” names and reassembling a team with a medium-term growth plan and assisting a technician who can oversee the rebirth. Perhaps the only thing that can save the sick patient is a nasty medicine.
From here on, Manchester united should only look forward and start building a new team that will be a contender for the premier league title and the champions league title.