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 everything from 2009 onwards here. The predictions are made without the mathematical models now so in vogues and are thus – what’s the word – are little more than (ill)-educated guesses! Correct predictions in green, incorrect in red.
The year ended much as it began: with Louis van Gaal’s side languishing well behind the Premier League leaders, exiled from European competition and out of at least one domestic cup. Plus ça change, Louis. United’s run of eight matches without a victory as 2015 closed helped to end the year with a sense of crisis in the air. The new year begins with Van Gaal under pressure to turn the team around, Ed Woodward to secure the resources his heavily backed manager needs, and the fans to remain positive amid what is beginning to feel like permanent decline. Read More
Each year Rant predicts the outcome of the season to come – winners, losers – Manchester United and others. There have been mixed results in over the years – 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12. And 2012/13 proved to be particularly challenging, with Rant’s worst prediction performance yet – just four correct answers, with the Champions League final yet to come. How did you do?
Add your predictions in the comments section below and we’ll revisit this post at the end of May 2013 to find out how we all did. No cash prizes – just glory to the winners, and likely humiliation for Rant.
- Premier League: second
- Champions League: quarter-final
- Carling Cup: quarter-final
- FA Cup: winners
- Player of the Year: Wayne Rooney
- Reserve Player of the Year: Jack Barmby
- Academy Player of the Year: Mats Moller Daehli
Premier League Top Ten
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
- Newcastle United
- Tottenham Hotspur
- Winners: Real Madrid
- Runners-up: Bayern Munich
- CSKA Moscow
Player of the Season
- Wayne Rooney, Manchester United
Young Player of the Season
- Eden Hazard, Chelsea
- Brian McDermott, Reading
- Chris Hughton, Norwich
- Sam Allardyce, West Ham United
Every year United Rant uses a highly complex mathematical formula developed by the boffins working on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland, to predict the future. Drawing on the same supercomputing power that is looking at the very beginnings of the universe, Rant forecasts the season’s winners and losers with uncanny accuracy. Well, either that or we take a wild stab in the dark. You decide!