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Rant’s Premier Predictions 2017/18

September 4, 2017 Tags: Opinion 10 comments
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Each year Rant predicts the season ahead: Manchester United’s performance, the winners, the losers and stars of the campaign. There’s no science here and there have been mixed results over the years – check out 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/122012/13, 2013/142014/152015/16. and 2016/17.

Having enjoyed a good summer – both in the market and start to the new campaign – manager José Mourinho has much to be confident about this season. The expectation is that his team will build on the platform brought by victory in both the EFL Cup and the Europa League last year. Three high-quality signings in Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelof, and Nemanja Magic will certainly help. The acquisitions have brought greater quality and balance to Mourinho’s squad ahead of what will presumably be a more robust domestic league campaign and a tough Champions League competition.

Last season’s sixth-placed finish was hugely disappointing, albeit with the caveat that Mourinho effectively gave up on the league campaign once victory in the Europa League became a possibility. There must be a better effort this time around.

Indeed, United’s realistic ambition should stretch to a challenge for the title, with Manchester City and Chelsea presumably also in the hunt for domestic glory. Arsenal’s shambolic approach to recruitment over the summer, Liverpool’s imbalanced squad, and Tottenham Hotspur’s move to Wembley may count against each.

Elsewhere, Mourinho will be satisfied with progression to the knock-out stages of the Champions League, together with a long run in at least one domestic cup.

Add your predictions in the comments section below and we’ll revisit this post at the end of May 2018  to find out how we all did. No cash prizes – just glory to the winners, and public humiliation for everybody else.


United’s Season

  • Premier League: second
  • Champions League: quarter-final
  • Capital One Cup: quarter-final
  • FA Cup: winners
  • Player of the Year: Paul Pogba
  • Reserve Player of the Year: RoShaun Williams
  • Academy Player of the Year: Angel Gomes

Premier League Top Ten

  1. Manchester City
  2. Manchester United
  3. Chelsea
  4. Tottenham Hotspur
  5. Liverpool
  6. Arsenal
  7. Everton
  8. Southampton
  9. Leicester City
  10. Stoke City

Relegated

  • Swansea City
  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Huddersfield Town

Champions League

  • Winners: Bayern Munich
  • Runners-up: Real Madrid

Europa League

  • AC Milan

FA Cup

  • Manchester United

Carling Cup

  • Liverpool

World Cup

  • France

Player of the Season

  • Paul Pogba, Manchester United

Young Player of the Season

  • Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City

Sack Race

  • Frank de Boer
  • Slaven Billic
  • Rafael Benitez

10 comments

Spenny - September 4, 2017 Reply

United both third and second?

oladosu funminiyi stephen - September 4, 2017 Reply

Maybe, maybe not. The major problem i see in this man utd team this season is that there is problem at the left back and that we don’t have good crosser of the ball down that flank(we need width to stretch defences). Majority of our wide players prefers to drift inside toward the center. But there is till hope, if mou can trust shaw (and he can stay fit), I’m sure he can provide the much needed width. On paper man utd has the best defence in the league(defence wins title).
My prediction
league position-2nd (lost on goal difference)
Efl- FINAL
FA CUP- WINNER
UCL- QUARTER FINAL(eliminated by bayern)
player of the year- micky(i don’t know the spelling).

Fenekansi - September 4, 2017 Reply

chelsea in first position

Sharif Nsubuga Howard - September 4, 2017 Reply

Rukaku top score,De gea best goal keeper,Man u top 3,

Alex - September 4, 2017 Reply

Manchester united is winning the league this season and the carling cup. They will be in champion league semi final. All the presumed problem can be coped with. I know the season will be good Manchester city will come second in the league

Marco - September 6, 2017 Reply

United champions. As long as we aren’t blighted by injuries, we have enough to win the title. I would have liked to have seen another striker in the squad and a winger but Jose has an excellent squad.

Tapiwa Mubonderi - September 6, 2017 Reply

United’s Season

Premier League: Champions
Champions League: semi-final
Capital One Cup: semi-final
FA Cup: winners
Player of the Year: Romelu Lukaku

Premier League Top Ten

Manchester United
Totenham Hotspur
Chelsea
Manchester City
Arsenal
Everton
Leceister City
Liverpool
Southampton
West Bromwich Albion
Relegated

Swansea City
Brighton & Hove Albion
Huddersfield Town
Champions League

Winners: Paris St Germain
Runners-up: Barcelona
Europa League

Arsenal
FA Cup

Manchester United
Carling Cup

Totenham Hotspur
World Cup

Spain
Player of the Season

Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United
Young Player of the Season

Marcus Rashford, Manchester City
Sack Race

Frank de Boer
Slaven Billic
Rafael Benitez

oko - September 14, 2017 Reply

man utd – premier league champions

Charlie - September 19, 2017 Reply

Wow – you already have Frank de Boer in the bag! Leaving just a week after this was published!

kenneth Olweanda - September 19, 2017 Reply

PREMIER LEAGUE: Champions
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Champions
CAPITAL ONE CUP: Runners up
FA CUP: Semi final
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Romelu Lukaku
PREMIER LEAGUE TOP TEN
1. Manchester United
2. Manchester City
3. Chelsea
4. Totenharm
5. Liverpool
6. Arsenal
7. Newcasttle
8. Everton
9. West Bromwich
10. Leicester
RELEGATED
Brighton & Hove Albion
Crystal Palace
Swansea

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
WINNERS: Manchester United
RUNNERS UP: Paris st. Germain

EUROPA LEAGUE: AC Millan
FA: Chelsea
Capital one: Manchester City
WORLD CUP: Brazil

PLAYER OF THE SEASON: Paul Pogba Manchester United
YOUNG PLAYER OF THE SEASON: Gabriel Jesus Manchester City

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