Despite spending much of the season on a see-saw of highs and lows, finishing 6th, the Red Devils luckily found a way into the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
However, Mou being Mou coupled with delusional fans, religiously suck up to thechest-beating chants of “this was a successful season!” or worst still, “we won three trophies!”
It is really hard figuring out just how the hell gray matter of such proponents sync with reality. Do they honestly lie to themselves and still sleep well at night? We may forgo the “successful season” chants no thanks to how that very word can be annoyingly relative but the “three trophies” crap they’ve got going on? Not a chance.
We are talking of a pre-season match that to qualify meant Louis van Gaal did the job of leading the club to last season’s FA Cup title and they freaking faced a Leicester team who spent the best part of last year battling relegation.
That brings us to the cheap shiny ware tagged the EFL cup whose name has been changed more times we can keep track of. This is a trophy whose very importance fans struggle to define. And let’s not even digress so much into the final that saw them clearly outplayed by Southampton.
And there is the Europa league, a competition Mourinho once said he would be “embarrassed” if caught celebrating it. United’s mockery of Chelsea back in 2013 when they won is still very fresh in The Blues’ memory.
Yet somehow, the Red Devils and their band of ego massagers have managed to convince themselves that the throes of this season should be celebrated with a vibe similar to those of Valhalla Vikings standing on top of a their deadenemies because they won “three” trophies.
I wonder why they aren’t even calling it a treble.