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It's been a long 5 years since United last won the Premier League title. Since then, United have genuinely never challenged for the title; finishing 7th, 4th, 5th and 6th in the past 4 seasons in that order, under the management of three different managers: David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and José Mourinho.
United have spent over £700m in the last four years, including breaking the bank to sign Paul Pogba, for a then world-record fee of £89M. Other marquee signings include the likes of Di Maria, Ibrahimovic, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku and Matić. However, did our spending on transfers reflect well on the success achieved at Old Trafford for the past four seasons? Not really. United have only won an FA Cup, League Cup, Europa League and two Community Shields during this period.
Earlier on this month, United took on Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup and we lost by two goals to one. There has definitely been a significant sign of progress ever since José Mourinho took charge at the helm. The style of football has definitely changed for the better under Jose's system and fans now are able to watch United and reminisce over memories of a similar style of football being played during the good old days under Sir Alex.
With marquee signings being made, the team improving as a whole and the spirit in the dressing room being strong as well, Mourinho is certainly taking United in the right direction. To be able to win the Premier League title we need consistency and fortune must be on our side. With such a young and talented squad, we can expect to see United genuinely compete for the Premier League title. We, as United fans, can only continue to have faith in the team and support them no matter what - and hopefully the players can do enough on the pitch to give us a shot at the title.
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