After having a poor start to the 2019/20 season, the Red Devils have recovered their form in the last few weeks and look favorites to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
With only eleven games remaining in the 2019/20 Premier League season, Manchester United currently look favorites to leave Chelsea behind and finish in the top four. The Red Devils have overturned their poor early-season form and look like a side with something to prove in the season’s remaining weeks.
That wasn’t exactly the case when a two-goal home defeat at the hands of fierce rivals Liverpool last month was followed by another defeat by the same margin. However, while their loss to the Champions-elect had some mitigating factors, United didn’t have any place to hide when Burnley handed them a hiding at the Turf Moor.
Fast forward three weeks, and two wins in the last as many games have injected confidence back into the Man United faithful who were growing disillusioned with the direction the club was heading before their recent string of decent results.
So what has changed for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men since then? After all, two games is an incredibly small sample with which to gauge the long-term ambitions of a club. Why exactly are they favorites to finish ahead of a Chelsea side which looked nail-on to finish in the top four only a few weeks ago? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons to find out.