The Red Devils have raised the title 20 times in their distinguished history. But have not been crowned champions since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
Andy Cole believes that Man United will rechallenge the PL soon
Manchester United ex-striker Andy Cole is confident his old club will rechallenge the Premier League in the next few seasons. The Red Devils have raised the title 20 times in their distinguished history. But have not been crowned champions since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Since then, David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal, and Jose Mourinho tried and could not secure a title. With the second place, they finished under the leadership of Mourinho in 2018 their best performance to date. The club lagged behind the title pace this season before the Premier League was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ranking 37 points behind runaway Liverpool leaders in fifth place. However, under the current leader, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, there were signs of progress, especially since the end of the year.
Cole is impressed by Solskjaer’s line-up
They were unbeaten in 11 games until the shutdown in March, which included a 2-0 Premier League victory over Manchester City champions at Old Trafford, as well as a transition to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup and the last 16 Europa League. Cole won five titles in six seasons at Old Trafford and was part of the famous treble-winning side of 1999, so he knows everything about the club’s level of expectation. The former England international, who played alongside Solskjaer at Man United, was impressed by the influence his former team-mate had on the lineup, and I’m sure that they will return to the fact that sooner or later, they will again challenge the titles.
“There is some progress, the thing is to take small steps,” Andy told reporters. “When you talk about the challenge for the league in the next few years. I sincerely would like to believe it.” To be in that position, Liverpool took 30 years – I never want to see Man United in that position. It takes 30 years to win the Premier League again, possibly. “Man Utd will get there – with the best players they keep and the best players they bring – they will come, perhaps, in the next season or season after that.”