Each year Rant predicts the season ahead. Manchester United’s performance, the winners, the losers and the individual stars of the campaign. There have been mixed results over the years – check out 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2013/14 and last season.
It is, if anything, far more difficult this season than over the past five. After all, United’s miserable campaign under David Moyes last year readjusted expectations for the 12 months ahead. Yet, Louis van Gaal has only gone and increased supporters confidence over the summer, albeit from the rock bottom position Moyes had left the club.
As ever the predictions are made ‘as is’ – just ahead of the new Premier League season and two full weeks before the transfer window closes. Should United sign Arturo Vidal, Juan Cuadrado and Daley Blind in the next few days a cheeky edit may be in order!
Last season Rant predicted five correct answers – Manchester City as Premier League champions, Arsenal winners of the FA Cup, Eden Hazard as PFA Young Player of the Year, and Chris Hughton/Paolo di Canio to be sacked. Optimistically, as it now turns our, Rant predicted that United would finish the season third in the Premier League, although – sadly – we correctly forecast a trophyless campaign.
Add your predictions in the comments section below and we’ll revisit this post at the end of May 2015 to find out how we all did. No cash prizes – just glory to the winners, and likely humiliation for Rant.
- Premier League: third
- Carling Cup: semi-final
- FA Cup: quarter-final
- Player of the Year: Robin van Persie
- Under-21 Player of the Year: James Wilson
- Academy Player of the Year: Marcus Rashford
Premier League Top Ten
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
- Tottenham Hotspur
- Newcastle United
- Stoke City
- Hull City
- Leicester City
- West Bromwich Albion
- Winners: Real Madrid
- Runners-up: Chelsea
- Manchester City
Player of the Season
- Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
Young Player of the Season
- Ross Barkley, Everton
- Harry Redknapp, Queens Park Rangers
- Ronaldo Koeman, Southampton
- Sean Dyche, Burnley