It is not an easy time to be a Manchester United fan at the moment, and one must admit that despite being in the Europa League Final this season, their campaign has been disappointing in many regards.
To add insult to United’s current injuries, their latest 2-1 loss to Tottenham away at White Hart Lane on Sunday confirmed another stat which goes against them, as it states that this will be the fourth year running where Manchester City will finish higher in the League table as compared to their city rivals.
This is a trend the Red part of Manchester is not used to, but ever since the retirement of the great Sir Alex Ferguson, there has been a clear shift of power within the city, and the stats clearly support the same.
Manchester City have been champions once and runners up in the following year since the departure of the legendary Scot boss, and this year sees them finish above the Red Devils yet again, as the highest position Mourinho’s men can now climb up to is the 5th spot.
Champions League is still a possibility for United, but only if they manage to beat Ajax in the Europa League Final later this month.
While Ed Woodward has spent around £350 million in the last 4 years and City have splashed out more than £400 million on bringing in new players, both sides have under delivered big time in that duration, and have just one league title between the two of them to boast about.
While Chelsea and Tottenham seem to be portraying unmatchable quality of football, the Manchester clubs clearly fall way behind in matching that at the moment.
However, for now, Manchester is well and truly blue.
Written by Vikram Gupta
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