Manchester United’s season have not really been according to expectations but we can still take some positives from the fact that it has not been totally bad.
We have already claimed the EFL Cup, we are still in the Europa League and our race to finish in the top four looks promising though we ought to be challenging for the Premier League title.
We have been unbeaten in the Premier League since the loss at Chelsea in October, stretching to 18 games but not in the context we would have cherished. It never reflected in our position as we remained rooted in the sixth place until the win at Middlesbrough which lifted us a step higher, also thanks to Arsenal lose at West Brom.
While we can boast of having the longest unbeaten run in the English top-flight and in Europe major leagues, it is not interesting that it took the team 18 matches to change position and to even think it was just by a place made it less intriguing but the manner of Jose Mourinho’s celebrations showed that change has long been yearned for.
Of the unbeaten 18 games we recorded ten wins and eight draws, six of which we drew at home. We would have been head-to-head against Chelsea in the title race had we won those home matches we drew.
Now we have been slapped with congested fixtures in April with seven league matches to be played, starting with West Brom visit this weekend and another home match against Everton on April 4 before making the trip to the Stadium of Light on April 9.
Winning those matches would position us better before facing Arsenal, Man City and Chelsea in the top of the table clashes in the coming weeks.