The full Premier League table is here and Manchester United are in third place. This is not the result that many would have expected or even bet upon given how poorly the club were faring at one point in the campaign, let alone the complacency that appeared to have set in towards the end of the post-lockdown games.
Regardless, United ended the domestic season on a 14-games unbeaten run in the Premier League. This was impeccable and made even more impressive when one sees that the Red Devils have only lost a total of 8 games this campaign.
Only champions Liverpool, with their three losses, have fewer league defeats to their name and this speaks volumes as to the consistency that Ole Gunnar Solskjær has imbibed into the squad.
What keeps their tally apart from Manchester City, who have lost 9 games, however, is that the Old Trafford outfit have more draws to their credit, with the 12 games of theirs ending even-honors- the most of any side in the top-six. As such, it paramount that their roster ceases to drop points, especially from winning positions, next season onwards if a true Premier League redemption is to be eyed.
As far as their actual points go, United are lucky to be in the third given that these 66 points is their second-worst final points tally in the post-SAF era as David Moyes’ disastrous season was ended by Ryan Giggs at 64 points. This is also the same tally that they’ve kept on multiple occasions in the past few years and this time it is only table dynamics that have secured Champions League football for them.
For next season, improving this number will be the bare minimum that Solskjær will be expected to do.