Manchester United have had a good start to their campaign of 2022/23 under the new coach Erik Ten Hag. While he had a rather poor start with defeats against Brighton and Brentford, Man United managed to win their next four games in Premier League after that. There have more positives results as new recruits find their feet and players like Sancho and Rashford had a great start to the season.
Manchester United next face, arguably their toughest fixture of the season yet, Manchester City on the second of October. There is currently an international break. Erik Ten Hag has a little over two weeks to prepare for his greatest challenge of the season yet.
It would be interesting to see if this international break would disrupt the rhythm of Man United or not.
Man United have gone 5 years without any silverware. They have not won the English Premier League title since their legendary manager retired in 2013. They had some success with Jose Mourinho, winning Europa League and League Cup double, but have gone 5 years without a title since then.
Besides the prestigious Premier League title, Ten Hag also has his eyes set on the Europa League title. After their defeat against Real Sociedad in their group opener in Europa League, Ten Hag men bounced back with a comfortable win over Moldovan opponents Sheriff Tiraspol.
While the Man United hierarchy is confident to bring the silverware glory days back to Old Trafford, the FiveThirtyEight supercomputer has stated otherwise.
According to the supercomputer, Man United will again miss out on securing a Champions League finish. That obviously means the supercomputer do not think Man United can win the league title this season.
The supercomputer results are based on different data samples analysis. The results claimed the top 4 of Premier League would be Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, as Man United would claim only 61 points over the season.
The supercomputer data showed that Man United were the 6th favourite to win the Europa League 22/23 with a 5% chance.