Manchester United fans may feel a bit nervous ahead of the return to club football and perhaps rightly so.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will face a poor team from West Brom in the first of 12 games to be played over the span of 37 days.
It definitely looks like an easy win on paper, particularly with the way The Baggies have played this season, failing to win a single game and racking up just three points so far.
However, United fight against so-called smaller opponents and they have also specifically fought at home this season, so this is by no means a guaranteed result.
Solskjaer’s side face Istanbul Basaksehir, again at Old Trafford, and it’s safe to say they weren’t easy to win over last time.
Lose to the Turkish giants and the Red Devils, the good work early in the Champions League will have already fallen apart.
It was Solskjaer’s only saving grace so far, but anything short of a win will be a concern, especially as PSG and RB Leipzig will want revenge in their comeback matches.
Southampton have proven to be a brilliant team this season and Manchester United will almost certainly fight with their heavy pressure.
West Ham drew against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, so they aren’t a walk in the park either, while Manchester’s home derby will prove to be a fiery affair for sure.
Sheffield United may be struggling this season, but they showed themselves to be a good team last season, while Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United have deserved attention.
Everton will also want to avenge their 3-1 loss just before the international break and if Solskjaer is knocked out of one of the most winnable trophies in the Carabao Cup then it won’t look good for him.
Bredan Rodgers has Leicester City fired this season, while Wolves have proven to be a Manchester United Achilles heel lately.
It is clear that this will be one of the most difficult periods of Solskjaer’s career at Old Trafford and any less than favorable results can quickly spiral out of control thanks to the already inconsistent start to the season.
If the former forward wants to keep his seat, then he will have to make full use of his equipment without seeing a drop in quality or someone else will walk through the door fast enough.
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