What constitutes a good 2018/19 season for United?

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  1. Jun 24, 2018
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Title challenge is the minimum and non passive UCL performances in the knockouts.

    Not boring fans to death would be a positive also
  2. Jun 24, 2018
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    Inter Yer Nan Full Member

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    I think we've at least got to compete for the league or Champions League and probably win either domestic up. I wouldn't put us as favorites to win the league or Champions League but I'll be a bit frustrated if we win neither because with 3 years of Jose you'd expect either. The football has to improve too. Be at least somewhat exciting.
  3. Jun 24, 2018
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    liamp Full Member

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    Winning the league or winning the CL...
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    Alexit New Member

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    This has to be the season we win (not just "challenge for") the league.

    An appearance in the UCL final wouldn't hurt either.

    COME ON UNITED!!
  5. Jun 24, 2018
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    With our current squad, I expect us to consolidate - fight for second place yet again and perhaps win a cup. We are nowhere near good enough to challenge City without a few grand investments. Griezmann in gone, we need players of his calibre. No use in answering this question now, need to look at our squad once the window closes. Right now our first team will include Smalling, Young, Valencia, Lingard and Lukaku - which of course is not good enough for the title or CL. Better players needed, badly.
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    Well 3rd year and if we are going to keep playing this way then it has to be win the title or come within a ball hairs width of it. Anything more than a 5 point gap and it’s nae good. Winning Champs league might get a reprieve but I can’t see either happening.
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    Entertaining football. Success will come of that!
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    TheReligion Abusive

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    The treble mk 2
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Only if football was that simple.
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    Minimum requirements either a genuine PL title challenge, as in still in the race with 2 games to go, or be involved in CL final. Ideally, we would win either the PL or CL.
  11. Jun 24, 2018
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    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

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    A title challenge.

    If he can't give us that after 3 seasons, I think we need to look elsewhere.
  12. Jun 24, 2018
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    UCL semis and 85+ points
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Title challenge
    Domestic cup
    Decent run in the Champion's League
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    If we spend another £200-£250 million this summer then winning the title is the bare minimum in my mind and if we don’t then I’m sorry but Jose would have had 3 full seasons so it would be 100% his team, the fact we’re still playing so many players from Sir Alex’s days though kind of tells me what to expect next season even though I want to be positive.
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    Don't think them Citeh fans would have been complaining about entertainment value!
  16. Jun 24, 2018
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    For me 2018/19 would be a good season if I am not made to curse myself for waking up at 4.30 am on a Saturday to watch dross football..


    Realistically, 85+ points with a sustained title challenge and reaching the QF of UCL or at least until we beat a big team. Don't care much about what we do in the domestic cups.



    This also makes me wonder when was the last time we beat or came toe to toe with a genuinely big or a tier-2 team on the rise in Europe? Feels like ages ago.
  17. Jun 25, 2018
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    Winning the league or CL. At worst both domestic cups would also suffice as good. Im not against Mourinho at all even but hey, we now need to take it more than a step forward and deliver something real good this season tbh.
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    I don't think we can win the league if City get 90+ points. I'd like to see a very good solid title race, a deep run in the CL and the continuation of the squad re-build.

    I've defended Mourinho all season long on here at length.

    I defend him because he gets solid results and often gets to Cup finals at the expense of the quality of football. As long as the results continue he will be here to stay for a good couple more years at least, but if we were to drop out of the top 4 he will have lost the 1 big thing keeping him safe in a job here, which is the results.

    I think the squad re-build is incredibly important, we need to be (and to be fair, are 2 years into) doing now what City started doing 4-5 years ago in building their long-term squad with heavy investment.

    From start to finish the squad needs to turn over 16-18 mediocre players and bring in about 12-14 capable of winning titles. We're about half way through this re-build but still plenty more to be done.
  19. Jun 25, 2018
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    Winning the league/CL
    Playing well
    Another few academy starlets taking the step up and belonging!
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    Rifer Full Member

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    Just a good season?

    Either..
    Winning EPL but again overall inconsistent football.

    Or..
    Second place again, but overall good highly entertaining football.

    And for both,
    Better performances in CL. No shitty approach again against smaller teams.
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    downunder red New Member

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    To hear Old Trafford sing again would be a nice start. Very quiet on to many games last year.
  22. Jun 25, 2018

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    For me, 200-250 mill is irrelevant if City and/or Liverpool spend a similar amount.

    But in the event that we don't walk the league I expect that this will be overlooked by our most negative supporters and the media alike.

    If we spend 200-250 mill more than City then yes I definitely agree Jose needs to deliver the title and go deep into the Champions League.

    However, Liverpool have cleared 100 mill on Fabinho & Keita already, and I'm sure that the 60 odd earmarked for Fekir will be spent. City will probably pick up Jorginho and Mahrez for north of 120 too. It's not outrageous to suggest that both teams will outlay 200 mill plus this Summer?

    So in the event that we spend a similar amount to our main rivals, I'd be expecting a title challenge (at least a top 3 finish with a narrower gap to the winner than 2017/2018) and a deep cup run or two. I wouldn't be ecstatic with this but I wouldn't be calling for Jose's head.
  23. Jun 25, 2018

    Lawman Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Fantastic post agree 100%.
  24. Jun 25, 2018

    LoneStar Full Member

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    Win the PL or CL bruh. Be fine if they won both too.
  25. Jun 25, 2018

    Striker10 "Ronaldo and trophies > Manchester United football

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    trophies but we need a great summer first.
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    M4nu4Life Full Member

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    Top 2 finish and Semi finals in Champions League.

    Or win Premier League and make quarter finals of CL

    And play better quality of football.
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    I don't think it can ever really be a properly good season without us winning one of the League/Champions League.

    A satisfactory season would be a top 4 finish and decent cup runs. This is more-or-less what I expect us to achieve next year. The pressure to play 'good football' will continue to increase the longer we go without winning a big pot, so I also think we'll have to be a bit more adventurous against some of the lesser sides.
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    Mr Anderson Eats, shoots, leaves

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    I really don't get the sacrifice of finishing 4th and winning nothing. It's even further away from competing. It's an even bigger step backwards. It's what Spurs and Arse got mocked about for years.
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    I would like -
    1) a final preferred formation/system
    2) a setteled centre back pairing
    3) these players to become the players we think they can be consistently - Pogba, Lindgard, Rashford, Martial (if he's still here), Sanchez, new signings
    4)score more goals
    5) consistency - not winning against Man City and losing to Newcastle
    6) a happy, moanless team. Back to the us against them mentality.

    We do that and I'm happy even if we don't win anything, but I think we will.
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    We keep hearing that Jose is the only option for United right now because he is a proven winner. In his third season, with more than a new starting eleven likely to have been bought by the end of summer, then surely it’s time for him to actually win something of significance?
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    SpyLuke10 Full Member

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    For the league, winning it or at least finishing within 6 points of 1st if we don't win it.

    Good showing in Champions League.

    Replicate the first 2 months form of last season in terms of attacking and being exciting to watch for more than half the season (6/10 months).

    No more embarrassing results against relegation fodder, Bristol, basel, etc.
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    SpyLuke10 Full Member

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    Yes, but I mean if we came just short I don't think too many people would complain. ie: if we properly challenged and then fell short by a few points (say less than 6) in the title race.
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    C'mon, you've got to be realistic :lol:
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    Dundrummer Guest

    In 2005, when Fergie had failed to challenge for the title for two seasons in a row, there were all kinds of questions about his future. Outside of that era, we either won the title or finished within a point of top in 17 out of 21 PL seasons.

    That's the standard, and we've been short of it for 5 years, despite spending something like half a million quid. So yeah, like people have been saying, a title challenge or Mourinho should be fired.
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    For me, it's all about winning that league.
    Or at least have a genuine title battle, while not finishing 20 odd points behind the leaders.
    Preferably, I think it's time we won the damn thing.
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    We've just had our highest points finish in 5 years and you making out as if we finished 5th or 6th and that 4th would be a good step forward.
    We should be aiming for the title. No ifs, no buts.

    I do wonder sometimes if people on this forum actually follow football and realise that we are the 2nd best team in the league.
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    Janson Full Member

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    I'd be happy if we went far in the CL, and got a lot closer to City. Even if it means the football is boring and there are no attacking patterns.
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    Ballache Full Member

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    A proper title challenge.
    Win the FA Cup/LC
    Semi Final in the CL

    Too early to be making predictions IMO, have to wait and see how we do during the transfer window.
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    Lawman Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Title challenge with an upgrade in our style would be nice. I'm not bothered by Champions League as that will take care of itself eventually and luck can play a massive part.
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    Ramshock CAF Pilib De Brún Translator

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    For me it would be the huge plastic element of our fan base fecking off and "supporting" someone else!