Having managed to leapfrog Chelsea and Leicester last season to finish third on the premier league standings, Manchester United was tipped to go further.

Indeed, they did go further, at some point they were topping the English Premier League table, and they had won Paris Saint German in the first leg of their Champions League clash.

It looked like Ole Solksjaer’s Manchester United had finally found their gear.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba

But then, tragedy struck. Having been on the edge of qualification for the Champions League Round of 16, they would lose out on the knockout stages and instead settle for the UEFA Europa League.

With Manchester United topping the premier league standings by some distance, it appeared as if the cup competitions were the only route to a trophy this season.

Having dumped A. C. Milan out of the Europa League, optimism was building around the club again, as they anticipated their FA Cup quarterfinals clash with Leicester City.

Instead, they were dumped out of the competition by Brendan Rodgers Leicester City.

Leicester City's manager and striker, Kelechi Iheanacho
Leicester City’s manager and striker, Kelechi Iheanacho

it now seems that the UEFA Europa League is the club’s only chance of acquiring a trophy this season, and this is  no mean feat, with the calibre of clubs still in the competition.

As usual, Manchester United fans would continue to wonder, Is Ole really the man to guide them to the promised land?

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