Manchester United have been much improve this year under new manager Louis Van Gaal and currently sit in the Champions League places with just a few matches left to play. The Red Devils have played some exquisite football in the second half of the campaign, and recent went on a six match winning run – beating the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City. We take a look at this United squad and give our thoughts on whether they can compete for the title next season or if Van Gaal needs one more years before they can regain their crown.
They have performed well in the big games this year
On the whole, United have been excellent in the key matches this season. They have beaten Liverpool twice and also picked up wins against Manchester City and Arsenal. Furthermore, they earned an impressive draw against Chelsea earlier in the campaign and recently, they were narrowly beaten by the Blues despite many predicting that Van Gaal’s side would pick up all three points. If the Red Devils can continue to pick up victories over their rivals next year, then they will stand a great chance of winning their 14th Premier League title.
They will be active in the transfer market
United must invest heavily in the summer transfer window if they are to challenge for silverware next season. Despite a much improved year, there are still obvious problems in the squad and it would be no surprise to see Van Gaal bring three or four players in over the summer. At the very least, the Red Devils need a commanding central defender, a box-to-box midfielder and a clinical striker. If United can lure the likes of Memphis Depay, Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan to Old Trafford, they will be very difficult to beat next year.
Louis Van Gaal is eyeing up a title before he retires
The Dutchman has two years remaining on his contract at Old Trafford and has already revealed that he intends to win the Premier League title with the club. United are more than capable of challenging for the league, and Van Gaal has adapted quickly to the Premier League’s style. The 63-year-old has started to build a strong team at Old Trafford, and it would be foolish to think that United won’t be major challengers next season. With a couple of incoming transfers, the Red Devils will push Chelsea for their crown.