The season in the Premier League has already gained momentum, and this time many leaders are not stable. As a result, we can enjoy the tense and really interesting fight for the places in the Champions League zone. You can easily follow all soccer results on the sports statistics website.
So far, the most critical situation of the grandees of English football is in Manchester United. The Solskjaer’s team started the season horribly and at some point was even in the 15th place in the standings. Only closer to November, the situation began to gradually improve. Having won several matches, the Red Devils made it to the top 4.
However, they overplayed far from the most powerful opponents, so these victories should not mislead the fans. Manchester United is still far from perfect, and the team has a serious personnel crisis, which doesn’t allow Solskjaer to use all the strongest members. This directly affects all soccer results of the team’s matches.
Still, it is impossible to perceive the latest results without some optimism. The team developed a game in attack, where the Red Devils are counting not only on the individual skills of the leaders, but also on combinations that are gradually being turned into goals.
Team’s position in the EPL after one-third of the season
Several victories allowed Solskjaer’s team to significantly improve its place in the standings. The incredible density in the table helped MU in this case, because only a few points separate the teams in the 5th and the 15th place of the championship after a third of matches played. This means that the position of the teams depends on the outcome of each EPL match.
The Red Devils have not the most difficult schedule, which means that if the team manages to take the maximum number of points, then it will be able to again become a contender for winning a ticket to the top 4. However, it will be definitely not easy, given the strength of the competitors who have strengthened their lineups well and demonstrated well-balanced football.
In general, Manchester United has everything necessary to fulfil their main task for the season and qualify for the Champions League zone:
- A good roster, where young athletes are playing an important role.
- Strong leaders. Here, first of all, it is worth highlighting De Gea, Martial, Pogba.
- Good psychological atmosphere in the team. This is especially evident again the comparison to the last year’s crisis in relations between Mourinho and the team, which led to the resignation of the Portuguese.
Of course, nothing has been lost for the team in the EPL, but if it continues to lose points in matches against the middling teams and outsiders, then they can forget about the place in the top 4.