Manchester United will have to play their first five matches of 2022/23 season against the top 6 of Premier League
Manchester United had a good start to their 2021/22 campaign but lost their momentum in between the season. They somehow made it to the top 6 of the points table (finished at 6th position).
The Red Devils will play in the UEFA Europa League next season. The last time they lifted a trophy was when Jose Mourinho won them the Europa League title in 2017. They haven’t won a single trophy since then.
United will play their first five matches of 2022/23 season against the top 6 of Premier League and the schedule is as follows:
- vs Liverpool (Home) – 20th August
- vs Arsenal (Home) – 3rd September
- vs Manchester City (Away) – 1st October
- vs Tottenham Hotspur (Home) – 19th October
- vs Chelsea (Away) – 22nd October
To tell you something crazy, the club has changed eight managers since the retirement of their greatest boss Sir Alex Ferguson. After sacking Mourinho in 2018, they appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their new head coach.
Ole got sacked in 2021 and Ralf Rangnick was given the chance to change the team’s chemistry in 2021/22 season but unfortunately got sacked at the end of the season.
And now, United believes that their new head coach Erik Ten Hag will be the one who will bring a revolution for them. Cristiano Ronaldo will also be the part of United’s Europa League squad next season.
This will be the first time that the Portuguese will play in the second division of the UEFA competition. Can you imagine a five time Champions League winner playing in Europa League for the first time in his career?
Ronaldo finished as the third highest top scorer in the Premier League last season. To be honest, he gave his best at the age of 37.