Manchester United facing big second season under Jose Mourinho

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku

It’s been a difficult adjustment period for Manchester United following the retirement of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Everyone knew that a transition would be in order, but few would have predicted such a precipitous drop-off for the club.

In a Premier League where the top has become more competitive than ever before United have their work cut out for them to once again take their place at the top.

Manager Jose Mourinho has returned the club to the Champions League, but he’ll have his work cut out for him to snare a top four finish, or a league title, in the next season.

So far United are making all the right moves to succeed. The club has signed star striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton for a heavy fee rumoured to be in the range of £75m.

On top of the king’s ransom paid for the forward, Wayne Rooney returned to Everton, his boyhood club, in a separate deal.

Lukaku was the top goalscorer in the 2016-17 Premier League season and has been playing the best football of his career.

Expectations are high for the Belgian’s arrival and he’s already being pegged as the player who can lead the Reds to Premier League success once again.

The 24-year-old already has loads of experience and is still yet to reach the prime of his career. He should make for an excellent complement to young forward Marcus Rashford.

Rashford exploded onto the scene during his debut in 2015, and he has proven himself to be one of the most exciting young strikers in England.

He’s been lauded for his pace and creative dribbling, which should pair nicely with Lukaku’s clinical finishing.

The 19-year-old continues to become more confident as a player and his performance reflects it.

Rashford has said he is ready to fill the void left in Manchester’s attack following the departure of both Rooney and Swedish star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich. Those are some pretty big boots to step into but Rashford has the talent to do the job.

The fight for the top four spots in the Premier League has become wildly unpredictable in the past several years.

This is largely thanks to the establishment of Manchester City as perennial title contenders along with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur constantly nipping at the heels of the big four clubs for their own chance at Premier League glory.

The competition has made it so that it’s anyone’s guess who might sit at the top of the table come next May.

Supporters looking for more information can find loads of strategies and analysis online in addition to other sports breakdowns and more.

The summer transfers have made Manchester United a trendy pick to win the 2017-17 Premier League, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see the title returned to Old Trafford.

The rebuilding of Manchester United has been a long and arduous process, but supporters may soon begin to see the team’s efforts bear fruit.

The roster is beginning to come together, and the club has made some important signings that should reap huge rewards by the time the Premier League starts back up.

It’s been a long wait for Mancunians that had grown accustomed to seeing their team on top, but it looks like it might finally be over.

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