Manchester United:Season Overview 2021-22

Transfer window is the time when a team can remodel and return to the season with a bang. They try to fill in the holes in the team with new players, the players who can get them to the top of the league. Manchester United has been one such team.

The Red Devils have been a wreck since Sir Alex Fergusson left. They haven’t even been able to touch the top spot until last season. Last season has been one of the best performances by them since the Fergie era in terms of league performance. They have been in a rebuilding stage since and this season they finally look like a team that can deliver a fatal blow to any of the teams in the Premier League.

The Red Devils

Last Season Performance

The Red Devils have been in a rebuilding phase since Sir Alex Fergusson left, and the last season was the first time they acquired the top spot since he left. This gave a ray of hope to the fans as well as to the team that maybe they can compete for the top spot next season. They were phenomenal away from home and even after conceding they did not back down; in fact they were the team that got the most points from an initial losing position.

Bruno Fernandes

They did miss out on a trophy as they lost the Europa League final to Villarreal in a prolonged penalty shootout which went to a score of 11-10. Ole Gunner Solskjaer found the missing pieces of the squad. He saw the positions which were problematic and were lacking in quality. So they made the necessary moves in the transfer market this season.

Transfers IN

  1. Jadon Sancho

The Jadon Sancho transfer saga that has been going on since the past 2 years finally reached its inevitable end. Sancho re-joined the Manchester side only with a switch of colours to Red. He has been a phenomenal winger for Borussia Dortmund. His explosive abilities combined with his ability to assist goals could be a great addition to the attacking lineup.  With the abilities of Bruno as the Centre Attacking Midfielder and with the finishing abilities of Cavani, Rashford, Greenwood and Martial, his contribution could be converted into goals.

  • Raphael Varane

An addition to defence like Raphael Varane with a pairing of Harry Maguire in the Centre of the defence could turn out to be a wall in the defence. They had a weak spot with Victor Lindelof which could be replaced with the experience and abilities of Raphael Varane. With this new addition Man U’s back line seems pretty amazing with Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan Bissaka as wing backs and Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane in the middle.

Raphael Varane

Lineup   

With the new additions The Red Devils could be forming their team in this way.

Manchester United Lineup 2021-22
  • Dean Henderson (GK)

Dean Henderson will start between the poles and will be the first choice keeper. De gea has seen a drop in his form in the last season and Dean Henderson stepped up. He had a great season with Sheffield United which earned him his place in the Manchester United squad.

  • Aaron Wan Bissaka(RB)

The wing back has been great at his position since his inclusion to the squad. He has been great defensively as well as going forward. His stretching tackles were a speciality and were one of his most lethal weapons against wingers with quick feet.

  • Raphael Varane(CB)

The newest addition to the back line will be an asset and will help strengthen the defence in a much better way.

  • Harry Maguire(CB)

He has been the brick wall in United’s defence and has been one of the most underrated players of the squad. His defensive contributions have been overlooked lately but his impact was witnessed when he was injured for a few matches in the end of last season. This season with a good pairing he’ll be much more effective and efficient.

  • Luke Shaw(LB)

He has been one of the best performing players of the squad both while defending as well as while going forward. He has been a prolific left back and was a source of creation of a lot of good chances last season. His performance with England in the UEFA Euro 2020 has been appreciated by fans all over the world.

  • Scott McTominay (CM)

His defensive presence in the midfield will play well with the double pivot of Pogba. He’ll be a holding midfielder who’ll support the defence along with keeping possession of the ball.

  • Paul Pogba(CM)

The passing abilities of Paul Pogba with his creative mind and the ability to shoot from outside the box have always been handy and can help in creation as well as scoring of goals. He has been settling well into the team since last season.

  • Bruno Fernandes(CAM)

The star performer of Manchester United squad’s has been an influence since he came in the squad. He has been nothing less than magnificent. He’ll be hoping to replicate the results of last season and will try to even improve on them. With the new inclusions in squad he will have much more support.

The win against Manchester City
  • Jadon Sancho(RW)

The new transfer in that has created the most hype among the PL fans. All of the fans will be waiting and watching on how he fits into the squad. Everyone is expecting amazing results from him. But it will still take time for him to adjust into the new system of Ole Gunner Solskjaer at the red devils.

  • Edinson Cavani(ST)

After Cristiano Ronaldo, he is the only number 7 who has performed well and has been scoring and assisting. He is a good poacher and is able to finish the chances created for him. He has good heading abilities which have been crucial in a lot of comebacks that United made.

  • Marcus Rashford(LW)

He is a talented winger who has a burst of pace with dribbling and finishing abilities. He has always been a threat from the wings.

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