After an awful start to the season for Manchester United the pressure is on, but how bad can their season go?
The 2020/21 Premier League season probably hasn’t gone how Man United would have expected. They lost their first game to Crystal Palace, narrowly beat Brighton thanks to a last-minute VAR decision and were then humiliated 6-1 by Spurs at Old Trafford.
On top of this, they had a very disappointing transfer window. It was clear they were after a right-winger and needed a centre half. However, they came away with a 33-year-old Edinson Cavani and no right-winger. This is going to make the rest of the season hard, or until the next window in January.
Man Utd Epic Fail Specials
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to no longer be Man Utd manager by November 1st (9/4)/ December 25th (1/2) 2020
There are two different prices available when Solskjaer could lose his job. November is a tough one as it’s so close however, it could happen. Between now and then United play Chelsea, Newcastle, Arsenal and PSG. If they don’t pick up their form by a considerable amount, they could easily lose 2/3 of these. The pressure is already mounting on Solsjaer and he could have less than a month less before he’s the first manager to go.
December 25th is far more likely. United will have played City, Everton and Leeds by then which will all be tough games too. If they go on a poor run and it carries on against these sides surely with Pochetinno available, the writing is on the wall?
Ed Woodward to no longer be at Man Utd by the end of the 2020/21 EPL season – 11/4
It is no secret that United fans want Ed Woodward out of the club. He is the chief executive of the club and has come under a lot of criticism in the past. Since he joined the club, United have struggled when it came to signing players. This summer their recruitment was very bad and they didn’t handle the Jadon Sancho deal well at all. This was Solskjaers main target and Woodward didn’t get him. If United have another bad window in January and don’t finish high up in the table, it could finally be time for Woodward to go.
Man Utd to finish in the bottom half of the 2020/21 English Premier League – 5/1
Currently United are 16th in the Premier League and if they carry on how they are, they should be more worried about survival than just a bottom half finish. The Prem is arguably tougher than ever now with eight teams looking to get in the top four.
A bottom-half finish would come as a huge shock and a team like United’s should be nowhere near it but strangers things have happened!
Man Utd not to win a major trophy before the 2025/26 EPL season – 5/1
At this moment in time, we can’t see this happening. However, three seasons ago we would have said the same and United haven’t won a trophy since. We also wouldn’t have said when United won their last Premier League trophy in 2012/13 they wouldn’t win one again since but they haven’t so!
It’s hard to see a club the size of Man United going four more seasons without a major trophy. That being said, winning the Premier League is that hard now, that other clubs are playing stronger teams in the FA Cup and the EFL Cup. United’s most recent trophy, was the Europa League in 2017.
Edinson Cavani not to score or assist an English Premier League goal this season – 40/1
Last season was a tough one for Cavani. He was plagued with injury and only played half the season in Ligue 1. Cavani managed four goals and two assists, which in the French league isn’t a great return. He should get at least one goal or assist in the Premier Leauge this season, but at 40/1 it’s a huge price!