Firstly, winning the Premier League title was not an objective for this Manchester United side this season. Hopefully that changes this summer and we see the board reward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with proper backing in the transfer market.
It’s not mathematically impossible for United to win the Premier League this season, but it’s very unlikely because it would require a massive slip from Man City, who have made good use of their squad throughout the season – hence why they are still in the Champions League, FA Cup and EFL Cup.
Many sites out there like the best safe betting sites will offer you brilliant odds on it happening, and it would be an amazing feat to see Solskjaer pip Pep Guardiola to the title. And, finishing runners-up is not something to be ashamed of because it signals progress and if we keep going in that direction the title will end up back at Old Trafford.
Moreover, eight years is a long time. It’s not quite 30-years like Liverpool fans experienced, before their long wait came to an end last term, but I’m not in favour of going down that route.
United will be fine if they keep recruiting well and developing the best young players in England. Solskjaer has done a lot of work behind the scenes to sort out the academy and I think it’s as good as it’s ever been.
As things stand in the league, United are 11 points behind with one game in hand – 7 games to play in today.
And in March, Guardiola said United could still win the Premier League this season – after the Reds won 2-0 at the Etihad to end City’s impressive 21-match winning run. Asked if he thinks Solskjaer’s side can still win the league, the City boss said: “Yeah, of course. When the option is open anything can happen in football.
“Nobody thought we could win 21 games in a row or 15 games in the Premier League, so anything can happen. I absolutely agree.
“For people like United, they can do it. We have 10 games left and we’ll have to win six or seven games to be champions mathematically.”
The latest derby extends a disappointing result for Guardiola in the Manchester derby on home soil.
Among managers he has come up against more than three times across all competittions as a top-flight boss, Solskjaer is the only one to have beaten the Spaniard (4) more than he has lost (3).