Manchester United, after all of the many setbacks they’ve had this season, finally seem to have their strategies bang on.
While fans have definitely had their spirits lifted lately what with the Red Devils stitching together a neat six match unbeaten streak they will be wary of past instances and refrain from calling this a complete revival of fortunes.
After all, this isn’t the first instance of this happening; over the last few years, United have been famous for managing some ‘memorable’ victories that have unduly brought fans’ hopes up: the Europa League title in 2017 and the famous come-from-behind victory against PSG last year come to mind.
These false dawns have only done the club and its supporters’ morale harm, with these sporadic run of victories doing little more than masking the club’s steady downfall over time.
This time around, the club will be looking forward to make sure that their current run of form is not another flash in the pan. With some promising talent in its ranks, United definitely has the potential to eventually blossom again into the formidable force it once used to be.
However, it is patently clear that, for assured long term success, the Red Devils need to capitalize on their recent positives, and signing more world class players is the need of the hour as many fans have bluntly observed.
It is only understandable then that the Old Trafford faithful jump at every chance they can get to link every half-decent player on the face of the Earth to their favourite club. Paulo Dybala does not belong to this list of players.
In fact, the prospect of the baby-faced Argentine forward joining United, as it turned out, wasn’t merely baseless speculation: it had emerged last year that Manchester United had been actively pursuing the twenty six year old Juventus midfielder throughout all of the summer transfer window.
At one point of time, it even looked certain that the lad would make the move from the Old Lady of Turin to the Red Devils and become its new superstar. However, disagreements over his image rights led to United being forced to rescind their offer for Dybala.
Now, however, fans seem to think that perhaps United has a fresh chance at signing him, with their “evidence” coming from an unusual source as Dybala’s girlfriend Oriana Sabitini dropped a TikTok recently, with the Juventus star playing a small cameo at the end.
However, Man Utd fans who spotted the video were more concerned with what was happening in the background as the television set behind the couple played United’s clash with Watford –
Don’t let Dybala’s very good looking girlfriend distract you from the fact that he was watching the Manchester United game man you can’t make this shit up pic.twitter.com/l7aSjibZDS— Griezmann Chief (@Griezmannility) February 23, 2020
While it does seem to be a bit of a stretch, fans do believe that perhaps Dybala is still interested in completing a move to Old Trafford.
Of course, with Dybala getting very limited game time under new manager Maurizio Sarri even as he gets into his physical prime, La Joya would surely be considering the transfer seriously.
Dybala as false nine with Martial and Rashford on either side of the wings would cause havoc even for the best of defences.
Add to that the superior dexterity that Bruno Fernandes has added to this United side and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could have in his possession the most lethal attacking quartet in football.
While it might not happen for them this season as their odds of winning the Premier League trophy are on the lower end, the Red Devils could very well surmount a title challenge next year with a credible line-up of gifted talents and proven superstars that they’ve set about building.