Manchester United have had a roller coaster ride in the 2024–24 season so far. They have lost eight Premier League games but have also won ten, and they are standing 7th on the points table. On the other hand, while playing in the UEFA Champions League, they had one of their worst campaigns. The reason might be players not performing well, maybe no proper coaching, or maybe injuries. From the start of the season to date, they have lost several players due to injuries. But the new year can be the turning point for the club.
How can 2024 be the turning point for Manchester United?
1. Key Players to Return
Key players in the Manchester United squad are returning from injuries. Mason Mount, Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Malacia, Harry Maguire, and a few more players are expected to return in January. The return of Casemiro and Maguire will strengthen their defense. Mason Mount, along with Bruno Fernandes, is what United needs to win matches.
2. Upcoming Fixtures
- Vs. Tottenham (January 14)
- Vs. Wolves (February 2)
- Vs. West Ham (February 4)
- Vs. Aston Villa (February 11)
- Vs. Luton Town (February 18)
- Vs. Fulham (February 24)
- Vs. Manchester City (March 2)
Manchester United will be facing teams that are ahead of them in the points table. Tottenham, West Ham United, Aston Villa, and Manchester City are a few of them. If they win these games, without a doubt, they will be among the top four teams in the Premier League standings.
3. Rest, Recovery, and Mindset
As mentioned earlier, some players will recover from injuries and will be completely fit for the upcoming games. On the other hand, players who have been playing regularly will enjoy their short break from football, as they will only play two games in January 2024. Moreover, the mindset of the team will be different, as they know that if they fail, things will get more difficult in the title race.
Where do you think Manchester United will finish in the 2024–24 Premier League season? Can they finish among the top four teams in the Premier League?