Why United fans should worry more about Klopp than Guardiola
With the Premier League campaign now done, it is time to look ahead at where we would like Manchester United to be in the upcoming season, and how much of a threat our closest rivals will pose.
The fact that Liverpool are not grooming natural successors to replace or seriously challenge their front three could actually be their undoing and will play into our hands.
Unlike our front three, who still have their best years ahead of them, theirs are all at their very peak right now and unlike us (predicated on the arrival of Sancho and possibly Grealish) they have zero squad depth in those positions.
However, the problem for us is if Jurgen Klopp – who has shown himself to be an exceptional developer of talent – sees what everyone else can see and actively starts to groom new talent to replace his front three.
Everyone predicted that Liverpool would spiral into decline when Coutinho left and they actually got better, off the back of shrewd investment.
It is a sad state of affairs that I am hoping for our success off the back of our rivals’ failures than believing that we can achieve ultimate success off the back of our own improvement.
Thus, as a United fan, I fear Klopp far more than I fear Guardiola.
Nonetheless, the main priority for next season should be to close the gap on the top two (maybe even sneak into 2nd if one of them have a bad year) and have a decent CL run.
In theory a ‘decent’ run would be getting to the quarters, but it really depends on the opposition so it’s more about not losing to a team we should be beating. A good FA Cup run would be great as well, but it’s a distant third priority.
Next season is about putting in place the platform to then really challenge for the title in 21/22. We need to be solid, we need to not drop too many stupid points, and there needs to be an obvious plan moving forward that will take us back to the top.
Of course, Chelsea are going to have identical goals to us and are likely going to be a pain in the arse. There’s a real chance that one of us improves significantly and still end up 4th as the other also did the same.https://www.fanchesterunited.com/why-united-fans-should-worry-about-klopp-more-than-guardiola/