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MANCHESTER UNITED will finish 2020 in an honest league place and nicely arrange for the second half of the marketing campaign.
After a sluggish begin to the season, the Red Devils sit third within the desk – 4 factors behind leaders Liverpool with a recreation in hand.
Manchester United have impressed within the Premier League of lateCredit score: EPA
Although they suffered disappointment within the Champions League as they completed third of their group to drop into the Europa League.
However who has excelled this calendar yr, and what does 2021 maintain for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?
Tom McDermott offers his ideas…
Participant of the 12 months for 2020 – Bruno Fernandes
There’s just one! Bruno Fernandes has been nothing in need of sensational since he joined the membership final January.
His mixture of creativity, ardour, talent, management and can to win, signifies that he’d slot into any United aspect from any period.
His most recent league showing against Leeds highlighted a few of his strengths.
After firing in United’s third purpose, and when he’d completed celebrating, he’s seen on digital camera advising Dan James on his motion as they head again to midway.
What a person, what a participant.
Bruno Fernandes has scored 25 objectives in 43 video games since becoming a member of in JanuaryCredit score: EPA
Younger Participant of the 12 months for 2020 – Mason Greenwood
Not fairly as apparent because it may need been two or three months in the past due to one or two off area points – however Mason Greenwood takes the award.
The teenager has been performed broad proper and just about saved James out of the beginning XI.
However the Bradford-born ahead is destined to be a quantity 9 for membership and nation and Edinson Cavani’s arrival can solely assist his growth.
On the finish of his profession, Greenwood could replicate on the final 12 months and in an odd method realise that they’ve helped him refocus on what he’s nice at, and that’s scoring objectives and successful soccer matches for his membership.
He’ll solely get higher.
Mason Greenwood has change into a key participant below Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2020Credit score: Getty – Pool
Hopes, expectations and what could be a profitable league end?
United completed in a Champions League place final season so something lower than that isn’t ok.
A 3rd place end and a trophy could be progress and provides lots of the squad who haven’t gained something the assumption that they’ll go on and win trophies persistently on the membership.
And that’s the difficulty for United – consistency. Each wonderful run is often adopted by a string of disappointing outcomes.
In latest weeks there’s been discuss of a title push however in the mean time that merely isn’t attainable.
Solskjaer is aware of he should information the Pink Devils to a high 4 end this seasonCredit score: Reuters
Will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer be at Man Utd on the finish of 2021?
Solskjaer’s future is debated every day but he possesses the outstanding skill to go on insane successful runs when it seems like he’s about to lose his job.
I nonetheless have big doubts about whether or not or not he’s the fitting man to guide Manchester United.
However he’s performed his method again into Champions League competition and he have to be allowed to point out that he can lead United again into Europe’s largest and greatest match.
Apart from Liverpool, there’s little to separate the chasing pack, so if Solskjaer can discover one other successful run, then it’s fairly attainable that he’ll as soon as once more lead United again into the Champions League.
Will he be there in 12 months? It’s fairly easy actually! Qualify for the Champions League and the house owners can be happy.
Fail to do this and the stress from supporters would possibly change into an excessive amount of.
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