After two weeks of beating top four rivals and last minute comebacks, Manchester United were brought back down to Earth against Sevilla. They were dumped out of the Champions League (after probably the worst performance of the season) by a team that is over ten points behind the Champions League places in La La Liga.
With the run-in to the Premier League season now upon us, it is only right to see how each team would get on. With that in mind, let's start with Arsenal, looking to avoid finishing in seventh, and chasing Chelsea in fifth place.
Although the season still has some weeks to go, it is already obvious that Manchester City are going to win the title. With that in mind, here's what each team needs to work on in the offseason to stay competitive next year.
After the latest disaster in a 2-1 loss away to Bournemouth, there is more questioning than ever of the ownership of Stan Kroenke, and the stewardship of Arséne Wenger. As an Arsenal fan, not knowing anything other than Wenger's leadership of the team, it seems sometimes that there is very little that may be done. However, some things have to be addressed very soon, especially if the team wants to continue to bring the best players to the club.
We all know that football players, especially the top scorers, make a lot for each match they play in. It also depends on which club they play for. However, so many of us are blinded by the phenomenal players in the game, we tend to forget about the managers watching these matches in the best seats in the house. Just how much do football managers make?
There are so many sports players out there who've switched teams through multiple reasons. This can literally happen in any sport. From basketball to football, baseball, and hockey, so many players have traded in their jerseys for a new look to their reputation. Reasons for switching can be the coach was too difficult to handle, the players had poor communication with others, and then there's money involved. It's true. Other teams can offer much more pay in order to get that player on their team.
The top ten highest paid players in the Premier League to make records with their salaries alone. These are the players that provide some of the best competition for their Premier League clubs.
Truly memorable names, like that of Arsene Wenger and Steve Bruce, will be written into history as some of the most powerhouse defenders ever to take on the Premier League. The following identities, whether by way of propagating the biggest Premier League upsets of 2017, or simply through a long historical edifice like those of Bruce and Wenger, have pushed the bounds in strategic defensive play and, ultimately, have altered the game itself. There's only so much a defender can do in the heat of the moment, but these are the players that truly test their own skills and that of the players' around them, as well.
The worst defenders in the Premier League history range from Frank Sinclair, who had troublesome moments scoring own-goals, to Winston Bogarde, who was believed to have played professional soccer just for the money.
The recruitment at Manchester United at times hasn't been good enough, and the wrong players have been brought in too often. In 2018 however, the squad is strong, as Jose Mourinho's puts his vision for a United team together. But it could have been much simpler for Mourinho if United's executives and previous managers hadn't made such questionable decisions when other available players were out there.This list will put together ten players Manchester United should have bought when they opted for someone else.To keep it in the realm of possibility, each potential transfer I mention has either been linked to United or that player was transferred around the same time United bought an alternative.
As one of the biggest clubs in the world, if not the biggest, Manchester United can command a spending power only to be rivaled by an elite few. Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, and newcomers to the financial elite Paris Saint Germain and local rivals Manchester City, are the only teams in the world that can match Manchester United's spending power in 2018. Despite more money being pumped into association football year on year, the landscape is changing; huge clubs such as Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Arsenal can't compete with the wages and transfer fees that other clubs can offer to the players at the top level. Putting it like that, Manchester United should be able to pick and choose some of the best players from world football to put in their team, right?Not exactly.
So, you want to know who is going to win the premier league next season. Firstly I am going to cancel out all teams apart from the top 6. It's pretty much impossible that we’ll get another season where a team like Leicester will win it again. I am going to go by who has the best pros and the most cons and also who has the best chance of winning the premier league from 1–10, 10 being the highest.