Manchester United made undoubted progress in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full season in charge with a third-placed finish in the Premier League and three semi-final runs in cup competitions.
Solskjaer’s men now begin their 2020-’21 campaign at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday on the back of a 14-game unbeaten run in the English top-flight since the signing of Bruno Fernandes transformed their fortunes in January.
United’s midfield has been bolstered again by the arrival of the Netherlands’ Donny Van de Beek.
But with United still languishing well behind rivals Liverpool and Manchester City in the table, the Norwegian is now under the spotlight to mount a serious challenge for the Red Devils’ first Premier League title since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
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