Date: 7th August 2019 at 1:59pm
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With Chelsea unable to sign players can Manchester United take advantage and push for a Champions League spot next season?

Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Last Season: 6th
Stadium: Old Trafford

Home: 23rd November
Away: 21st March


In: Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire

Out: Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia, Regan Poole, Zak Dearnley, Matty Willock, James Wilson, Matthew Olosunde, Tom sang, Callum Whelan, Tyrell Warren, DJ Buffonge, Callum Gribbin, Millen Baars, Joshua Bohui, James Thompson, Nishan Burkart, Dean Henderson (loan), Kieran O’Hara, Alex Fojticek (loan).

VitalReds View – Gary Boyoh

What will the 2019 / 2020 season bring for Manchester United? Will it herald a new dawn or are we to be left in the shadows, once again, of Manchester City and Liverpool?

I had hoped that this summer would herald an unprecedented splurge in the transfer market, I’d hoped that the club would get rid of the deadwood and bring in some top-class players who could transform our fortunes.

But, as I write, it hasn’t happened, instead, some of the deadwood has, inexplicably, been given new contracts whilst talk of bringing a couple of world-class players to Old Trafford has remained just that, talk.

Hopefully, before the transfer window closes, that’ll change, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

Finishing sixth last season and not qualifying for the Champions League has diminished our, for use of a better word, pulling power when it comes to signings.

Hopefully, this coming season will see Ole Gunnar Solksjaer galvanise the squad and push it towards honours, possibly a cup, but I’m, sadly, not full of confidence.

The Norwegian, taken on as a caretaker manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, started wonderfully guiding the side on a winning run but, strangely, once his appointment became official, the form dropped away again resulting in that previously mentioned sixth-place finish.

Worrying times at a period in the year when I’m usually full of optimism.

What is your opinion ahead of the 2019/20 Premier League season? Will Sheffield United survive the challenge ahead, and which team will be crowned Champions? Why not join the debate at the Vital Blades Message Board or over on twitter at @vitalblades with the hashtag #vitalblades

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