However, Manchester United had an awful start to the 2018/19 season.
United would suffer several humiliating loses, including a 3-2 defeat vs Brighton.
They would also have one of the worst defences outside of the bottom five and looked very unlikely to qualify for the Champions League.
This would eventually lead to Jose Mourinho being sacked in December of 2018.
Speaking in a recent interview, Phil Jones has branded United’s first half of the season under Mourinho a ‘laughing stock’:
“Everyone’s got to take us seriously now.
“We might have been a bit of a laughing stock at the beginning of the season but we’re certainly not now.
“It was tough for everyone involved.
“The club, the supporters, everyone. But it’s about becoming stronger and seeing that through.
“ I’ve said it in the past: we’ve not achieved anything yet, we’re under no illusions but we’re heading in the right direction.” As quoted by ESPN.
CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 22: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Interim Manager of Manchester United celebrates with the fans after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester United at Cardiff City Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Man United’s impressive turnaround
Given the dismal start to the season they had, United’s turnaround under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been superb.
Manchester United have now gone 11 games unbeaten since Solskjaer took charge, winning 10 of those games.
Their defence has also tightened up and after beating Fulham 3-0 this past weekend, they have moved into the top four for the first time since the opening weekend of the season.
United’s next game is against PSG on Tuesday in the Champions League.
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