Manchester United’s executive vice-preside Ed Woodward has assured current club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer time will be given to him to re-build the team. Woodward’s assurances come just days after Manchester United were outplayed and beaten by West Ham, 2-0, at the London Stadium. The Red Devils have won just two matches in the Premier League this season and already find themselves 10 points behind league leaders Liverpool.
Woodward has also “cooled talk” of a director of football to be appointed at the club. The vice-president believes things are working well at the moment and changes are not needed. The news of a director of football not being sought out by the club won’t go over well with supporters.
Appointing an individual to the position was supposed to bring Manchester United more in line with the way Liverpool and Manchester City currently work. However, it could likely keep Manchester United from catching their Premier League rivals in the coming years.
Everything is wrong from the top to the bottom
Manchester United has won only five of their last 19 matches. Recent results, which include one win in their last five Premier League games, have magnified the poor transfer decisions made by Manchester United.
The Red Devils made the decisions to sell Romelu Lukaku and loan out Alexis Sanchez in the summer. The decision to loan out Sanchez was a wise move as he should never have been signed to the club in the first place. It was his addition that began the out of control spiral that Manchester United is currently in.
However, Lukaku’s sale was shortsighted as Manchester United never had a replacement in line to join the club. Lukaku is a proven goal scorer and the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, and Mason Greenwood merely paper over the cracks of the Belgian’s departure. Rashford looked uninterested playing against West Ham and went off injured in the second half. He was replaced by Jesse Lingard, who is not a striker. Rashford is likely to miss time now with a groin injury.
Can Manchester United reverse their fortunes?
Manchester United play archrivals Arsenal at Old Trafford in their next Premier League match. The Red Devils could be thin in attack with Rashford and Martial sidelined with injuries. The latter could return for Arsenal’s arrival as Manchester United look to turn around a poor start to the season. Premier League fans can visit Wisegambler UK to wager on Manchester United and Arsenal and select the team they believe will win the big clash.
Leading UK sports books have Manchester United listed as the favorites despite their recent run of league results. The Red Devils are 13/10 to win against Arsenal at home. The Gunners are 2/1, according to top UK sports book sites.
Arsenal went to Old Trafford last season and left with a 2-2 draw. Manchester United came back twice to level the score and pick up a point. The Gunners did win 2-0 at the Emirates in the second half of the season thanks to goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. If Manchester United wants to turn around their season, they need to start with a win against Arsenal.