What are expectations for next season?

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Carabou Cup is a joke. When we are in it we should be playing the kids anyway. If winning the Carabou Cup is suddenly considered a big deal for United, that's shocking.
We haven't won a single trophy for 4 years!! We are in no position to be picky about which cups/competitions we should take seriously.
 

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I don't think we have the squad/manager for a genuine shot at the Premier League or the Champions League titles.

I'd be happy if we finished ahead of both Chelsea and Liverpool in the Premier League and reach the semis of the Champions League.
 

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Our immediate rivals will also be spending at least £200 million, which would mean we are merely keeping status quo with - not surpassing - our rivals. If our signings are markedly better than City's signings, then we narrow the gap. The real way to look at it is, we need to spend £100 million more than City if we hope to catch them, and even then it would require all our signings to be immediate hits.
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Carabou Cup is a joke. When we are in it we should be playing the kids anyway. If winning the Carabou Cup is suddenly considered a big deal for United, that's shocking.
Agreed. I think Ole needs to up his squad rotation. We have a big squad and he doesn't utilise it enough. This means first teamers get overused and tired, backup/rotation players don't play enough to build up any form/trust, and young players don't get the minutes they need to develop.
 

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We haven't won a single trophy for 4 years!! We are in no position to be picky about which cups/competitions we should take seriously.
I'm not trying to be cruel here, but we won the fecking treble, dude. We won back to back to back league titles, we won the league plus the FA Cup numerous times. That's our history. Getting wood over the Carabao Cup is small time. Maybe you've only been supporting United for 4 years?
 

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If we finish with 75+ points and advance to the knockout stages of the UCL, we’ll have progressed year over year. That’s all we can ask for.
Laying the foundation of excuses for a failed season I see. The manager succeeded in lowering the expectation of the fans and bring it down to his mediocre level. The toxic one with a second season 82 points, second in the league, no trophies = failure. Ole 74 points, second position, no trophies = success!!!
 

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I'm not trying to be cruel here, but we won the fecking treble, dude. We won back to back to back league titles, we won the league plus the FA Cup numerous times. That's our history. Getting wood over the Carabao Cup is small time. Maybe you've only been supporting United for 4 years?
The Prom Queen used to have all the guys fighting over her. That was long ago, there is nobody on the scene for her right now because she is far from what she used to be. She is in no position to turn her nose up at the reliable accountant (Carabao Cup) right now, in all honesty, it's doubtful whether she can even land him.
 

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Our immediate rivals will also be spending at least £200 million, which would mean we are merely keeping status quo with - not surpassing - our rivals. If our signings are markedly better than City's signings, then we narrow the gap. The real way to look at it is, we need to spend £100 million more than City if we hope to catch them, and even then it would require all our signings to be immediate hits.
If it's all about how much you spend, why do teams bother to send 11 players to the pitch? Just create a theoretical league played on paper that's based on expenditure.

Money is important, but how you spend it and what you do with the players you spend it on can make a huge difference.
 

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It really depends on how our transfer window goes. All our rivals will most likely be heavily strengthening so we ourselves need to do the same because we need to make up for our weakness which is having a lesser coaching staff and manager.
 

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Laying the foundation of excuses for a failed season I see. The manager succeeded in lowering the expectation of the fans and bring it down to his mediocre level. The toxic one with a second season 82 points, second in the league, no trophies = failure. Ole 74 points, second position, no trophies = success!!!
It’s a progress joke. Although could see people actually using those points to “validate” their progress argument.
 

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I'm not trying to be cruel here, but we won the fecking treble, dude. We won back to back to back league titles, we won the league plus the FA Cup numerous times. That's our history. Getting wood over the Carabao Cup is small time. Maybe you've only been supporting United for 4 years?
Sound like a Liverpool fan in the 90s reminiscing about their glorious past
 

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All depends on the transfer market. If City and Chelsea get the players they want and we don't then top 4 and a cup is the limit of my expectations. If we get the players we need and City/Chelsea don't then top 2 and a good run in Champions League is what I expect.
 

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All depends on the transfer market. If City and Chelsea get the players they want and we don't then top 4 and a cup is the limit of my expectations. If we get the players we need and City/Chelsea don't then top 2 and a good run in Champions League is what I expect.
Our expectations should not dependent on what our rivals do , if board delivers minimum 3 first teamers to Solskjaer then title challenge and deep run in Champions league should be least expected from the team irrespective of how our rivals fare in the market.
 

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Our expectations should not dependent on what our rivals do , if board delivers minimum 3 first teamers to Solskjaer then title challenge and deep run in Champions league should be least expected from the team irrespective of how our rivals fare in the market.
We are already miles off City. You think them signing Kane and Grealish will have no bearing on whether we can challenge them next season? Chelsea too if they sign Haaland.
 

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Bare minimum is serious title challenge and a trophy. Carabao cup, FA Cup or even the fecking Champions League. Chelsea have proven twice you don't need to be the best team in Europe to win it.
 

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We are already miles off City. You think them signing Kane and Grealish will have no bearing on whether we can challenge them next season? Chelsea too if they sign Haaland.
That's just a cop out Liverpool did it just not that long ago , we have some gaps in first eleven sort those out then we should be competing no excuses please and it's same Chelsea and Liverpool as well.
Man City are not invincible they can be reeled in, we need to get our house in order and not worry what our rivals would do in the market because that's not something we have control over.
 

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Can't really say until we have seen the transfer window.

That being said, I would expect us to have at most a decent transfer window, which would mean we will not get closer to City and will probably be overtaken by Liverpool and/or Chelsea. We will probably finish comfortably in the top four and get one or two semi-finals, but that will be it. There will be spells of really good results that will look like progress, but also infuriating results that should not happen. In the Champions League, I would expect us to maybe reach the quarter-finals and go out when we meet real quality opposition - will of course depend on both group and knock-out draws.
 

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If Ole stays on with us despite not being give the transfer funds this summer (i.e not a single first team signing), it will go a long way to showing his overall ambitions for the club. No self-respecting manager will stay on.
 

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We are already miles off City. You think them signing Kane and Grealish will have no bearing on whether we can challenge them next season? Chelsea too if they sign Haaland.
Why did not Liverpool think the same when they won the CL and the league a year after?
 

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If Ole stays on with us despite not being give the transfer funds this summer (i.e not a single first team signing), it will go a long way to showing his overall ambitions for the club. No self-respecting manager will stay on.
That ship for Ole sailed long time ago. He is happy to hang on to the job no matter what happens.
 

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That ship for Ole sailed long time ago. He is happy to hang on to the job no matter what happens.
Sorry but what are you talking about?

Ole has turned the culture around at OT which has been missing ever since SAF left. There has been progress, hope, and a vision instilled. If the club don’t give him an over abundance of funds you say he just wave a white flag and call it a day? What piss poor attitude. Ole loves the badge to death as SAF did. When SAF endured the teams he did with little initial backing, should he have left? I’m guessing he was also not “self respecting” & just happy to “hang on to the job”?

...Ole has shown before even when he didn’t have the maximum available funds, he still did the right thing for the badge. By not settling for second fiddle players and buying for the sake of it as all the previous managers post Fergie did. José settled for players like Lindelof when he couldn’t get a Maguire just to fulfil his own ego to be able to say he at least got a new player. Ole has not had a single failed signing. He also bit the bullet when he knew he wouldn’t have the sufficient funds to replace the old guard deadwood players (Smalling/Fellaini/Alexis/etc) he moved on from by playing an entire season with a lack of player options. If he was really selfish as some of you are making it out to be (that he’s holding onto his job, whatever that means), he would’ve kept those players and not have left himself with a short handed squad. That in itself proved Ole was looking out for the badge and its paid off in the long run thankfully. At the time, it was a gruelling challenge for him in which he was put through the meat grinder which he graciously acknowledged and accepted and is now better for.


what garbage. Sorry to say but it really infuriates me when people jump to such conclusions and can’t seem to appreciate the positive change that has occurred. Jesus.
 

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Our expectations should not dependent on what our rivals do , if board delivers minimum 3 first teamers to Solskjaer then title challenge and deep run in Champions league should be least expected from the team irrespective of how our rivals fare in the market.
Of course it’s dependent on our rivals :lol: , we don’t compete in isolation.