Friday, May 29, 2009

Season still a success


The atmosphere around United has been a depressing one since the defeat on Wednesday night but the truth is we have had a fantastic season and came very close to winning 5 trophies this year.

I think that the manner of the defeat on Wednesday was what has made it so hard to take. Only 2 weeks ago we clinched the title and looked unstoppable but now the heads are down. The truth is we were probably a little complacent going into the match. We started to read our own press and thought we would stroll the match against Barca so that when we went a goal behind we found it hard to pick ourselves up. I can’t take anything away from Barca, as they played very well but we just didn’t have the fight for the comeback.

All this being said we have still had a good trophy laden season that we should not forget about. Yes we lost the Champions League but we won the league, the Carling Cup and the Fifa World Club Cup when you compare that to our league rivals who are all ending the season trophy-less, apart from the exception of Chelsea or Everton who play tomorrow for the FA Cup, then we have had a fantastic season.

The next challenge we face is how we improve. Sir Alex had said that he didn’t plan to make any major signings in the summer but many will be calling for new players to freshen things up. The constant rumours surrounding the future of Ronaldo in a Manchester United shirt are sure to raise their heads again with more links to Real Madrid.

Whatever happens in the summer we are sure to look back on this season as a success rather than a failure once the disappointment of Wednesday goes away.

Written by Danny Watson, a professional sports writer who blogs about football news.