The Premier League title race is finally over. Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Leicester City means that Manchester City have been crowned the champions.
With games coming in thick and fast and the Europa League final left to play for as well, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to field a heavily changed starting XI. And while it looked like they could be in the game for quite some time, ultimately, it was Brendan Rodgers’ men who walked out with all three points.
Many would say that the Red Devils had done very well to keep the title race alive till this point of time and to be honest, they have. But the manner in which the title race ended does feel a bit anticlimactic.
Now, with top four already secured, the club’s focus should turn towards winning the Europa League.
Manchester United Player Ratings vs Leicester City
Here’s how we rated the Manchester United players in their 2-1 defeat vs Leicester City, which means Manchester City are the Premier League champions:
David de Gea – 6.5
Brandon Williams – 5.5
Eric Bailly – 6
Axel Tuanzebe – 6.5
Alex Telles – 5
Nemanja Matic – 6.5
Donny van de Beek – 5
Juan Mata – 6
Amad – 7
Anthony Elanga – 5.5
Mason Greenwood – 7.5
Marcus Rashford – 5
Edinson Cavani – 5.5
Bruno Fernandes – 5
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The Europa League final provides the chance to this team to win their first piece of silverware under Solskjaer. And in many ways, it will be proof of the progress that they have shown over the course of the season.
Now, they have three games to play in the Premier League before the big final against Villarreal. Of course, it could be tricky to handle this kind of a situation.
On one hand, they must make sure that players do not pick up any fresh injuries going into the game. But on the other, not playing the first-team regulars enough could have an adverse effect on their rhythm. Thus, Solskjaer will have to strike the perfect balance between resting his stars and giving them time on the pitch.