Just finished my first season.
Most notable signing for me was Ruben Garcia, brought in to replace Ashley Young. 8 goals and 15 assists in 20(4) appearances. The other transfer story was Youri Tielemens... could only got him on loan before Jan before finally getting Anderlecht to agree to a reasonable price.
Worst signing so far seems to be Valdes. I swear, Johnson is much better than him! Worst defeat of the season was 0-4 to Stoke with Valdes as keeper. Will see how he performs next season.
As for this season, probably had the toughest first five games any manager will dread :
But unbelievably, we won all 5! The 1-0 win over Chelsea was one when the team really started believing they have what it takes. Credit to RVP whose response to us targeting for Champions League qualification was : "We should aim to win the league". Someone remind me again why Rooney is the captain.
Led by great performances by RVP when he's not injured, we will go on to win the EPL :
and the FA Cup! A nail biting final where we lead first then trailed then lead again. As for the EPL, we should have wrapped up the title with 3 games to spare but the players somehow choked despite everyone being pysched up during team meetings. In the end, Chelsea handed us the title with two games to spare as when they lost their 36th game. Feels kinda anti-climatic not to have won the title on our own merit.
What next for next season? Would definitely need a bigger squad to tackle Champions League. Hopefully, the club can attract more players now that we are back in CL!