Manchester United


Very few Manchester United fans will want to hear anything from former captain, Roy Keane after his recent book is met with mixed feelings among United fans all around the globe.

The captain however has recently disclosed it will take a while for Manchester United to get back on with their title winning character.

Despite the recent improvement in Louis Van Gaal’s United team, the Irish man believes the lack of experience at the back will cost the team.

Keane is of the opinion that it will take “a few years” for Manchester United to start winning trophies again provided they fix their rising problems.

Manchester United struggled under David Moyes in the 2013/2014 season and a 7th place finish was enough to see the exit of the Scot.

New manager, Louis Van Gaal has had it rough in his first few months but the team seem to be improving after recent back to back wins against West Ham and Everton.

Injuries especially in the defensive areas have been a big problem for Manchester United this season and they will have to overcome this problem as soon as possible if they will make the top four this season.

This has been supported by former captain, Roy Keane in whose opinion: “United can win matches with the team they have but winning titles will be difficult with consistent defensive worries”.

Manchester United has had to cope with so many injury problems involving mostly defenders which ultimately have helped the U-21 players. Tyler Blackett, Jesse Lingard, Reece James, Tom Thorpe and Paddy McNair have all mad it through to the first team.

Manchester United despite signing six players in the summer transfer window, failed to capture a highly rated centre back and has come back to hurt them so far with inconsistent performances from the likes of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans.

This can be attributed to consistent injuries to the players and it is expected the squad will get better on their return back to the team.

The international break came as a sign of big relief for the manager as it will afford his team more time to recover from more injury worries with Micheal Carrick, Phil Jones, Ander Herrera and Chris Smalling expected back in the next fixture.

The players are currently on international break and manager Louis Van Gaal will hope no player gets injured on international duties as they prepare to face West Brom on the 20th of October in search of their fourth win of the season.

The transfer window in January will give Ed Woodward and Louis Van Gaal an opportunity to fix the defensive problem but it will be difficult to land their long term target, Matt Hummels before the end of the season.

However, a top four finish is more important to the United management but a title contending performance will also be welcomed.

If United team is good enough to contend is uncertain but they do certainly have a good attacking force.