Premier League Final Position: 4th
Manchester United will feel disappointed with this season knowing that a late three-game losing streak potentially cost them third place and a guaranteed Champions League place next season, but the overriding emotion will be relief that the club are back in the top four after finishing 7th last season.
United were extremely dominant in possession this season as they finished with an average possession statistic of 61%. They were also the most accurate passers in the league with 85% overall passing accuracy, which is extremely impressive and Louis Van Gaal deserves great credit for that in his first season at Old Trafford.
The only thing that managed to let them down was their inability to score enough goals to challenge for the title and they are just one out-and-out goalscorer from challenging; providing they can keep hold of David De Gea this summer.Embed from Getty Images
Completing the double over rivals Liverpool was certainly a major plus for United this season. The Red Devils were extremely impressive as they took all six points on offer against long time rivals Liverpool. A 3-0 win at Old Trafford in December was followed up by a 2-1 away win at Anfield in March.
Losing 5-3 against Leicester City early on in the campaign was a game they will want to forget. After going 3-1 up at King Power Stadium, United capitulated and ended up losing 5-3 in what was a dreadful day for Louis Van Gaal’s men.
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David De Gea – Spanish shot stopper David De Gea was the main reason why United made the top four, providing countless solid displays that earned his side valuable points all season long and he needs to be retained if United are to kick on.
Manchester United 4-0 Queens Park Rangers (September 14, 2014)
Everton 3-0 Manchester United (April 26, 2015)
What to improve for the 2015 season…
Put simply, United need to score more goals. If they are to challenge for the title, they will need to produce more up top and need to strengthen in the transfer window. Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal all scored more than them this season, and the main reason for this is because United did not produce enough in the final third.