A lot has happened at Manchester United in the 20 years since Newcastle United last appeared in the Champions League in 2003. That night at St James’ Park, Patrick Kluivert and Thiago Motta scored to give Barcelona a 2-0 win. , causing “Magpies” to be eliminated.
This season, Newcastle United returns after an excellent campaign under the guidance of coach Eddie Howe. It’s been a long time and looking at Man Utd, the home team at Old Trafford has also gone through too many ups and downs.
2 billion pounds wasted
With the Glazer family in charge, the Red Devils have not been afraid to aggressively spend money in the transfer market since the 2003/04 season. Even Man Utd has brought in blockbuster contracts such as Angel di Maria, Paul Pogba or Alexis Sanchez.
Man Utd’s spending has only grown strongly in recent seasons in an effort to regain its position. Coach Erik ten Hag has received a lot of support in the past few months with high-value contracts such as Rasmus Hojlund, Mason Mount and Andre Onana.
In the past 5 seasons, only Chelsea has had a higher net spending (buying money – selling money) and according to Tranfermarkt, Man United has spent up to 2 billion pounds on transfer work since Newcastle’s defeat against La Liga. Blaugrana.
Legendary Sir Alex Ferguson remained in charge at Old Trafford for a decade after Newcastle was eliminated from the Champions League. But Man United has had trouble with a series of managers since then. The Red Devils cannot find a worthy coach to replace the Scottish legend.
Among those in charge, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer were all sacked. Despite his temporary role, Ralf Rangnick could also be added to this list as Man United decided to completely cut ties with Rangnick at the end of his reign.
Instead of being appointed to an advisory role, Man Utd decided to part ways with Rangnick. Ryan Giggs, Michael Carrick and current manager Ten Hag have also appeared since Fergie left.
15 titles won
It can be seen that the number of trophies in the traditional room at Old Trafford has not increased significantly in recent years. However, Man United has still won 15 titles in the past 20 years.
In contrast, the “Magpies” have not won a major title since 1955. In just the past 20 years, Man United has won 5 Premier League championships, 5 Carabao Cups, 2 FA Cups, 1 Champions League, 1 Europa League and 1 Club World Cup.
However, it can be seen that most of Man Utd’s highest honors during this period came under Sir Alex’s reign. Meanwhile, the most prestigious trophy the Red Devils can touch is the Europa League in 2017 under Jose Mouinho.
Tieu Lam | 23:38 September 19, 2023