FILE - Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Photo: Craig Brough/Reuters
FILE - Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Photo: Craig Brough/Reuters

Manchester United are heading in the right direction, says Paul Merson

By Sports Reporter Time of article published May 2, 2020

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CAPE TOWN – Arsenal legend Paul Merson says he is excited to watch Manchester United when football around the world eventually returns.

Sport across the globe was thrown into turmoil earlier this year, with many countries going into lockdown due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Going into the coronavirus enforced lockdown, Manchester United were one of England’s form teams, and had been unbeaten for 11 games, giving fans reason to hope that they could fight for a top four finish.

“When football eventually returns, the team I’m looking forward to watching more than anyone else is Manchester United,” Merson wrote in his weekly column.

“Because they were absolutely flying when we went into lockdown, winning eight of their last 11 games, scoring lots of goals and being undefeated since January,” he continues.

“In fact, I’d say no-one was playing better than United before the enforced break in March.

“Can they carry on where they left off? That’s the 64 million dollar question but there are definite signs that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is starting to assemble a formidable squad at Old Trafford.

“And it’s a young, improving one, which is something that can’t really be said about the likes of Arsenal or even Manchester City.”

But, the former Arsenal midfielder added it did not necessarily mean he saw Solskjaer’s men as title next season, but that they were heading in the right direction.

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