It’s been a disastrous season for Manchester United after they went into the campaign expecting to challenge for the title. In reality, it’s gone completely the other way and they’re now at a crucial phase in yet another rebuild.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who signed a contract extension less than 12 months ago, was sacked in November and Ralf Rangnick took over on an interim basis.
Rangnick has won just 10 of his 22 Premier League games in charge and unless he manages to win both of his remaining games against Brighton and Crystal Palace, he will earn the unwanted record of overseeing Manchester United’s worst-ever Premier League season in terms of points tally.
United can at most win 64 points this season, which would equal their tame title defence in 2013/14, where David Moyes was sacked just 10 months into his six-year contract.
Rangnick will be hoping to not go into the history books for all the wrong reasons this year and he’s going to need to replicate the performance against Brentford as we near the end of the season.
Erik ten Hag, the incoming manager, will be presiding over a Manchester United team at rock bottom at his arrival and should United end the campaign with a worst-ever Premier League finish, the expectations will be lower than ever.