Premier League: 5 reasons for Manchester United fans to be optimistic
4) Manchester United never give up
In February of 1958, the entire Manchester United squad boarded a flight home from Munich, which crashed shortly after its third attempt at take-off. Eight of the players, including aerial powerhouse Tommy Tayor, died in the incident, and two were injured, never to play again.
From this tragedy emerged a new generation of players. This team, formed of youthful exuberance and flair, and containing icons such as George Best and Bobby Charlton, went on to lift the European Cup in 1968.
In 1999, with the game coming to an end, a depleted Manchester United side won a corner against German opponents Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. The rest is history, with United going on to equalize (Sheringham) before scoring again (Solskjaer) almost immediately to defeat Bayern 2-1.
In 2019, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer... you get my point!
5) Transfers, transfers, transfers
Sessegnon, Cancelo, Koulibaly, Maguire, De Ligt, Wan Bissaka, Meunier, Ndombele, Neves, Rabiot, Rice, Fernandez, Partey, Felix, Tielemans, Dybala, Icardi, Sancho, Ziyech, D.James, Bale, Pepe and numerous others have all been linked with the club in recent weeks. And what United's fans would be prepared to do to get even five from that list is too graphic to disclose.
The Old Trafford faithful are absolutely desperate for reinforcements following an abject campaign, and believe that anything short of serious business is likely to lead to another year in the wilderness for their beloved club. Reports suggest the board have taken note of this sentiment and are prepared to invest significantly in the squad in time for next season.
See. It's not all doom and gloom for Manchester United after all.
What do you think? Are Manchester United going to turn it around next season, or will they remain in the wilderness? Let us know in the comments below.