The most plausible outcomes for Manchester United this season

With a few weeks gone in the campaign it’s safe to say that few clubs have been as newsworthy as Manchester United.

The Red Devils have been impressing the masses from their transfer dealings to what they’re producing on the pitch but as is the case with most things in life, it isn’t perfect – or at least not yet.

When you’re competing across four separate competitions it can be hard to predict what’s going to happen with any individual club but we’re going to do our best as this fascinating United season continues.

Midfield signing in January

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can chop and change between Fred, Matic and van de Beek all he wants but at the end of the day there’s a gap in the market for a capable holding midfielder at Old Trafford. Some have suggested Ruben Neves should be their prime candidate but if that doesn’t come off, they need to be ready and willing to dip into the market if this is still a problem in January.

Title push

Anything less than a title push in the league would be underwhelming given just how much United have improved, at least on paper, since last season. Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are all going to have something to say about how it pans it but the important thing is that they’re at least in the mix.

They need to have something to fight for and the “top four” argument just isn’t going to cut it with this squad.

Record profits

Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, Cristiano Ronaldo? If that isn’t a marketing gift from the gods then we don’t know what is.

We all know Manchester United, as a brand, is one of the biggest in all of sport. They were already making an insane amount of money prior to these three signings and between merchandise revenue & fans being back in attendance, the sky has to be the limit.

Ronaldo bags 15-20 in the PL

It’s scary that this entry feels like a foregone conclusion considering Ronaldo is now 36 years of age.

The guy just doesn’t seem to slow down and based on his brace against Newcastle, he may be even scarier in front of goal than when he left twelve years ago.

Who knows, maybe he’ll go one step further and challenge for the golden boot.

Domestic cup win

It really doesn’t matter whether it’s the League Cup or the FA Cup at this stage because Ole just needs a piece of silverware under his belt. They’ve come too far in the last five years to go stagnant and while we understand there’s a certain lack of “grandeur” to these competitions in comparison to back in the day, that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth winning.

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