Up there with the best and worst of our heroic de­feats

Irish Examiner - Sport - - SOCCER -

Manch­ester United might not win a tro­phy this sea­son, but they al­ready seem a bet­ter side than the one that lifted two pieces of sil­ver­ware in 2017 only to fin­ish sixth in the Premier League table. Such a more con­vinc­ing side when they are at­tack-minded as they were at the start of this match, they can now go into this week­end’s Manch­ester derby with an out­side hope of main­tain­ing a ti­tle race chal­lenge. While they do not seem to be in the class of City, who are bet­ter this sea­son — as they should be, hav­ing spent so much last sum­mer — United should not be brushed aside as they were in the cor­re­spond­ing fix­ture last sea­son. So, if they do ‘only’ fin­ish run­ners-up and do not win one of the three cup com­pe­ti­tions they have en­tered will it be a suc­cess­ful sea­son? Maybe not, but they seem to be on the up and, in any other sea­son, might al­ready be top of the league.

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