Man United closed gap to top 5
It’s common knowledge that Man United has been struggling ever since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club. Every single manager who came since his retirement, struggled to find any sort of form at Manchester United. It looks like the structure of the club isn’t setup to accommodate their managers. The buy-in by Ineos and Sir Jim Ratcliff, is the first step in changing things at the club. A concern that has proven they know how to run a sports club, is now making the decisions at Old Trafford. The best way to improve a club is by winning football matches. Something United lacked from time to time, but now they are building a series of winning matches.
Nine from three
The most important thing for a football club is to win matches. Erik ten Hag’s Man United won three in a row now. The matter in which two of those wins came together is a huge sign of resilience by the team. After giving away a 1-3 lead away at Wolves in the 95th minute, but winning it in the 97 minute. Man United got another late winner away at Aston Villa. This time it was Scott McTominay who scored the 1-2 in the 86th minute.
Top 5 is back on for United
Manchester United closed the gap to 5th placed Aston Villa after beating them. The difference is now only 1 point. The gap to Tottenham Hotspur in 4th is now 6 points. Depending on the result by English teams in Europe this season, the fifth place might be a ticket for the Champions League next season. This makes this spot even more important for the entire club. Erik ten Hag and his team need to build on this momentum and keep winning their matches to stay in the race for a top 5 finish. With games against Luton Town and Fulham upcoming, 6 points are a must for the Mancunians.