After three years in the doldrums, Manchester United are back in business. The Red Devils moved quickly to dismiss Louis van Gaal at the end of last season despite victory over Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final.
And the 13-time Premier League champions didn’t hand about when appointing his successor. Former Chelsea boss and three-time Premier League champion Jose Mourinho was named as the new boss at Old Trafford – an appointment that is sure to bring the fear factor back.
As if Mourinho’s arrival wasn’t enough, United have already signed three new players; an act that shows their intentions ahead of the upcoming campaign. The Red Devils believe that they should still be competing at the top of the table and Mourinho is determined to take United back to the summit of English football.
As of July 24th, the 13-time Premier League winners are punters looking for football betting at Betway in the UK can get 3/1 on Mourinho leading the Reds to the title at the first time of asking. They certainly have a squad capable of challenging for glory IF they perform at their very best…
Perhaps their most impressive signing so far this summer is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Sweden man is an iconic figure and has already won major titles in Spain, Italy and France; the 34-year-old has done it all.
But the opportunity to prove his worth in England’s top flight has always eluded him… until now. Zlatan’s personality verges on celebrity status – especially in his native Sweden and many United fans all over the world will be expecting big things from their new number 9 this season.
With two huge personalities now playing key roles at Old Trafford, it is beginning to feel like ‘business as usual’ in Manchester. In recent times, the club has failed to attract big names but the lure and appeal of Mourinho has helped to swing deals in United’s favour. And the club still have one vital piece of business left to do.
Two words: Paul Pogba. For the last few years, he has been the one that got away at Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson clashed with the young Frenchman and his career at Old Trafford was done and dusted. However, the Reds are now pushing for a world record move for the 23-year-old; and if they get him, United will arguably be favorites for the crown.
If truth be told, United stand a great chance of securing yet another Premier League title even if Pogba doesn’t join. The Mourinho-Ibrahimovic combination was successful at Inter Milan and there’s no reason why it cannot succeed in England. After all, they are both at the very top of their respective professions…