Manchester United have better chances of securing the Champions League than Premier League
Manchester United have had a mixed start to the 2020/21 season. The Red Devils lost their opening day fixture against Crystal Palace and have been winless at Old Trafford in the league in the last 6 games. They currently sit at 15th place in the league with a game in hand. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has already suffered three defeats at home against Palace, Spurs and Arsenal. However, the team has been performing very well in the UEFA Champions League and they are the current group toppers.
Manchester United defeated Paris Saint Germain in the opening fixture and scored 5 past RB Leipzig. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should prioritize the Champions League over the Premier League this season. Manchester United lack consistency in their side and to perform well in the league, a team needs to be consistent. However, in the Champions League, a tie can be won based on tactical brilliance or individual brilliance. In the year 2012, Chelsea won the Champions League while finishing 6th in the Premier League. The London club defeated Barcelona and Bayern Munich to win their first-ever Champions League. In the year 2007, AC Milan finished with just 61 points but won the Champions League that year.
The Red Devils have had a lot of quality in their side including Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial. Boss Solskjaer should perhaps focus on the Champions League and the cup games. The English side has been struggling in the Premier League and with the competition this season it is possible that they finish out of the top 4 or 6.
They may have suffered a setback at Istanbul for CL, but they are still the group toppers with a good goal difference and will be looking to book their place in the knockout stage in the next two games. Manchester United have not won the Champions League since 2008 and have failed to make the semis since 2011. If they focus on getting the tactics right in each game, they could be on their way to a victory.
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