Falcao, Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera, and Luke Shaw are the new players of Manchester United. Four among them were played in FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil and get huge coverage of their performance. Despite the big names Manchester United still struggle to get to their position as one of the FIVE Big Clubs in English Premier League.
The last game against the new promoted club Leichester was the worst. Leading 3 goals until the 60th minute to end the game conceded 5 goals. Most of the new players are played in the match. This is a disappointing one for me and maybe for all the reds army arround the world.
LvG reputation as coach is at stake here. His statistic with European big clubs are magnificent. He could make the club like Barcelona, Bayern Munich, even AZ Alkmaar winning the league. This is why I feel so optimist when the club recruit him. However maybe David Moyes was right Man United is need to adapt after Fergie retired and this is Fergie’s fault before he step away from management.
Fergie do not take seriously to put someone as his replacement after he decide to retire at the end of 2013/2014 season. Maybe he was preparing the class of 92 as his successor as Giggs, Scholes, and Nicky Butt all still around Carrington training ground.
My own calculation Man United with the current squad is capable of achieving the top 5 of English Premier League. However that will depend on the new player adaptation of the new environment. Falcao was from France club AS Monaco, Blind with Ajax Amsterdam, Rojo is former Sporting Lisbon player, and Angel Di Maria was famous with La Liga Real Madrid. English Premier League has its own characteristic and the new players, with the help of Rooney and van Persie, should have adapt shortly.