Manchester United will be looking to go one better in the 2021-22 Premier League campaign after losing out on the title to rivals Manchester City last term.
An underwhelming start to the season was highlighted by the 6-1 defeat at Old Trafford to Tottenham Hotspur. However, the Red Devils grew in confidence over the course of the campaign to earn themselves second place.
It was their ‘noisy neighbours’ who got their hands on the Premier League crown and despite improved form from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, any late title charge fell short as Pep Guardiola’s side ended the season with a 12-point gap on their rivals.
The Red Devils’ campaign came crashing to a disappointing end in Gdansk; United tasting defeat after an enthralling penalty shootout in their Europa League final clash with Villarreal, meaning the search for a first trophy under Solskjaer goes on.
Edinson Cavani ended Premier League campaign with an impressive return of 10 goals despite not playing the full season at Old Trafford. United have been able to secure the Uruguayan’s services for another season, in which he is expected to spearhead their attack.
The attack was further bolstered by the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. Could he be the missing ingredient that will help deliver silverware at Old Trafford?
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United are currently the fourth-favourites with the bookies to get their hands on a first Premier League trophy since 2013 under Alex Ferguson, at 17/2 with Paddy Power.
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The signing of Sancho will certainly provide United with an extra attacking threat; the England international grabbed eight goals and 12 assists for Dortmund last term.
And with Raphael Varane reportedly set to arrive from Real Madrid, the French international defender will likely line up alongside skipper Harry Maguire in the heart of the back line. You certainly wouldn’t expect opposing strikers to profit too much from those two.
Meanwhile, question marks will surround their goalkeeping situation with David de Gea and Dean Henderson set to battle it out for the spot between the sticks.
Despite ending the 2020-21 season as the closest rivals to Man City, Solskjaer’s men are clearly not fancied among the bookies to go one better this season with the Citizens, Liverpool and Chelsea all offered at shorter prices.
But with plenty of quality in depth across all areas of the field, could this be the year that they finally get their hands on the Premier League trophy once more?
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There is plenty of excitement when you look at the attacking options available to Solskjaer and United. Here, we assess some of their chances of claiming this season’s golden boot.
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Though now in his mid-30s, Cavani demonstrated last season that class is permanent with his return of 10 goals.
Back at Old Trafford for another year, the Uruguayan will certainly fancy building on that tally – especially with service being provided by the likes of Sancho, Fernandes and Marcus Rashford to name a few.