It is safe to say that not many people would have expected Manchester United to have the season that they have had. The team has shown incredible progress under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, sitting at second in the Premier League table with top four already secured and they are in the Europa League final as well, where they will face Villarreal and have the chance to lift their first trophy under the Norwegian manager.
In many ways, a trophy will be proof of the progress that the club have made over the course of the season. But even if they do not manage to do it, there is still cause for plenty of excitement for the future.
The ultimate aim of the club would be to return to the top of English football once again. And in that regard, they are certainly on the right path.
Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona, believes that the club will win the league soon. As reported by Sky Sports, he said:
"“In the near future, I hope next year they can win the league. Now they have tried to find somebody like Ole, like [Pep] Guardiola was a player when Johan Cruyff was the manager at Barcelona and he learned a lot with Cruyff. He became a great manager with the same kind of football philosophy.“Ole was a player when Alex Ferguson was there. He learned a lot. Ole decided to become a manager and I think it’s great to have a manager who knows the identity of this club. He’s got the DNA of this club. I can’t wait for United to win the league again – it will be soon.”"
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Can Manchester United win the Premier League next season?
The next season of the Premier League is expected to be very tough. Manchester City are currently one of the best teams in Europe. Liverpool would be looking to put up a title challenge once again as well after an injury-filled season brought them off track this time around. And it will be interesting to see what the rest of the ‘Big Six’ do as well.
Thus, the Red Devils will need to improve in the upcoming summer transfer window. There is no doubt that they are already a good team but there are certain areas in the squad which need strengthening.
With some good recruitment over the course of the summer though, it is very possible that Manchester United will put up a Premier League title challenge come next season.