It could realistically be described as another wretched season. The only thing you could say with any belief is that Manchester United were at least better to watch under Louis van Gaal than when David Moyes was the boss.
That’s not to say it was easy on the eye every week. For the first half of the season, fans and opponents of Manchester United alike, were in danger of falling asleep as the sideways passing seemed interminable.
But Manchester United slowly discovered how to keep the ball AND move forward at the same time and the fans can at least savour the 6 match run in April when The Reds dispatched Tottenham, beat Liverpool on their own patch, and battered City expertly at Old Trafford.
Overall the results weren’t great but everyone has bought into the Louis van Gaal philosophy – they positively love the guy.
And now that fourth place and Champions League is secure, the fun can really start. Louis began his revolution last summer and we think that he bought well. Though injury prevented us from seeing the best of the likes of Di Maria, Rojo and Shaw, we feel that they will all turn out to be good investments.
And this summer Louis gets to really turn the screw for Manchester United. Having brought in half a dozen of his own men to date, he now gets to execute the second part of the overhaul. The signing of Depay will turn out to be a game changer for United and Louis can target a couple more A-listers for August.
Bale and Pogba
We have said that we think Bale and Pogba would be as good as it could get for Manchester United. Bale and Depay would restore the fear factor to the wide areas for Manchester United and Pogba would bring more dynamism and goals to the engine room.
Regardless of what happens with those two, Manchester Untied should definitely attempt to bring Nathaniel Clyne and Asmir Begovic to the club. Morgan Schneiderlin would also be an excellent purchase to add legs to the midfield.
But, whatever happens, the difficult bit is over for Manchester United fans. The feel good factor is returning after two years in the abyss and, with Louis at the helm, we feel that it’s going to be a great summer in the market and a season to remember in 2015/16.