Manchester United have unquestionably made a lot of progress this season. At this point of time, they sit at second in the Premier League table and are in the semi-finals of the Europa League where they will take on AS Roma.
While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will be one of the favourites to win the Europa League this season, it looks unlikely that they will be able to win the Premier League this time around. As of this moment, Manchester City need 11 points from their last six games to guarantee themselves the title.
And while Solskjaer has said that his side won’t give up on the Premier League title race, he has admitted that it looks unlikely that a side as consistent as Manchester City will lose 3 of their last 6 games of the league season.
As reported by the Mirror, the Manchester United manager said:
"“Of course we’ll never give up.“This club has had too many great comebacks. Is it realistic? No, probably not. When you have a team that is so consistent as Man City, you don’t expect them to lose 3 games of the last 6. We want to finish the season strong.“Second place is not the end game – the end game is winning the league. But we are not in the era of Sir Alex. We’ve had a transformation period since he left. He was the boss. It’s progress step by step. Do that well enough you get trophies, which is our ambition.”"
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Manchester United must continue making progress
While this season has produced some promising results and performances, the aim of the club will be to return to the top of English football and ultimately European football.
At this point of time, they look some distance away from that though. Manchester City have a much more complete squad at the moment and the Red Devils must continue to improve if they want to challenge Pep Guardiola’s side on a consistent basis.
Smart recruitment in the upcoming summer transfer window could go a long way in reaching that goal, with a number of areas in the squad, namely striker, centre-back, right-wing and defensive midfield, needing immediate reinforcements.
For the time being though, the club and the fans should be delighted with the progress and consistency shown this season. Now, the focus on the part of the club should be on holding on to the core part of this squad while also improving in certain areas so that they are a more well-rounded team next season.