The Premier League has set a proposed date of June 12 for a possible return to action and we wait to see if it materializes. Regardless, one would wonder how the fans on the red side of Manchester are coping with the lack of action thus far?
The Red Devils were one of the sides on the ascendency in the Premier League before action was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
They were starting a put a run together and will be looking forward to continuing the fine form if football returns to England for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.
It appears that their venture into the January transfer market paid off significantly as new boy Bruno Fernandes who was signed from Portuguese outfit Sporting played a key part in their resurgence before football was suspended.
Bruno Fernandes was arguably the best Premier League signing in January for the 2019/20 season before coronavirus struck as his performances on the pitch ensured that it was either a win or draw for the Red Devils in their last five Premier League games.
This was also the case in other competitions like the Europa League and the FA Cup before the suspension of the round leather game across Europe.
Since his arrival at Old Trafford, the Portugal international has played 9 games for Man United in all competitions, namely, 5 in the Premier League, three in the Europa League and 1 in the FA Cup. He currently has 3 assists in the Premier League and 2 goals to his name.
The Red Devils have not lost since his arrival and have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 5 Premier League games.
They also beat the likes of Chelsea 2 nil at Stamford Bridge and local rivals Manchester City 2 nil at Old Trafford and they rarely struggled in those games considering the opponents.
They won three and drew two of their last five Premier League games and it seems this is not a farce with only 3 points separating them from Chelsea who sit fourth in the Premier League.
The Red Devils are in a good position to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League if they can maintain their newly acquired consistency when football returns. It must be noted that they were without some key players like Paul Pogba amongst others in those games.
These are arguably good times at Old Trafford as almost all players are fit presently ahead of the return of the Premier League. Their new creative outlet in the middle of the park Bruno Fernandes is thriving and we wait to see how things pan out when football resumes.
Regardless, the Red Devils were very solid in those last few games and were beginning to know what they were about under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as even underwhelming players like Fred were impressing.
Hopefully, they continue the fine form when football returns and play their part to ensure that the race for the top 4 UCL places goes to the wire. They’ll do themselves a lot of good by avoiding complacency as the chasing park behind them for the final UCL places also have what it takes.