Another season they threw down the water at Old Trafford. However, it was clear at the beginning of December when Ralf Rangnick was appointed interim coach instead of Ole Gunnar Solskajer. However, the German expert will take over the role of club advisor from the summer, and the leaders of Manchester United will start looking for a new coach.
With him and in the new reconstruction of the team. The well-informed British Athletic writes that the idea of the management of the Manchester club is to bring two midfielders in the summer, one defensive and one offensive, the right-wing and, as an absolute priority, the central striker.
A big question mark hovered over Old Trafford when it came to the point of attack. Rangnick currently has five players in that position, but the question is whether and which of them will welcome the next coach, and depending on who stays - whether he is capable of leading the Red Devils' attack.
Until two seasons ago, everything looked ideal at United when it comes to the offensive line. Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, and Mason Greenwood then, with an average of 21.3 years, scored 62 goals in all competitions, five more than Liverpool trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino.
Two years later, for several reasons, Greenwood, Martial, and Greenwood have a combined 12 goals. The first two are not even in the club. Unfortunately, Greenwood is in prison for well-known reasons - he was able to cover the position of the right-wing equally well - and the question is whether and when he will return to football.
Martial, announced in the past as the successor of Thierry Henry, after a disastrous season, came to the situation of reviving his career in Seville. The last of the recently promising trio, Rashford, lost his place in the starting lineup with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, and then Rangnick, which is why the English national team player is considering a potential departure from the club for the summer.
At one point, each of them was expected to lead United's attack for years. On the other hand, the departure of Edinson Cavani is no surprise. The Uruguayan is spending the last days of his contract and will leave the club as a free agent in the summer in order to find an environment in which he will be guaranteed significantly more minutes.
The fate of the last in the series, and again the leader and mentor, Cristiano Ronaldo. Portuguese media write that he will definitely stay at Old Trafford for another season - his contract expires in the summer - although the club is allegedly arguing whether they need him in case they are left without the Champions League.
What they are sure of is that Harry Kane would be the ideal solution to their problems in front of the opponent's goal. Athletic reveals that former United general manager Ed Woodward informed Tottenham's first man Daniel Levy last summer about the interest and intention of the Manchester club to bring Kane.
However, due to budget constraints following the arrival of Jadon Sancho, another purchase, certainly even more expensive, was not feasible. Then, their rival City also tried with all its might to bring Kane, but Levy rejected all the offers of the English champions and sentenced his best player to another dry season.
This summer, City's focus has shifted to Erling Haaland, which opens the way for United for Kane. At the end of the season, Kane will enter the last two years of his contract with Tottenham, which will be the last opportunity for Levy to try to box a nine-figure sale.
However, Athletic does not rule out that Kane will eventually stay in North London. The Englishman refused to extend his contract in August, hoping to make a transfer to City and compete in the Champions League again, but he could change his mind now.
His decision will allegedly be influenced by Tottenham's finish of the season, ie whether the London club will manage to win a return to the elite European competition, as well as the fate of Antonio Conte, with whom he allegedly has a strong connection.