Manchester United’s defeat to West Ham in the League Cup has set a woeful new record for the Red Devils who’s hunt for a first trophy since 2017 continues.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team were defeated 1-0 by Old Trafford. Former manager David Moyes was vengeful for the Irons’ defeat at the weekend.
Manuel Lanzini’s performance in the first half was enough to earn the visitors a spot in the fourth round, where they will play Manchester City at The London Satdium.
Man Utd’s trophyless streak is expected to continue. The Red Devils won the Europa League under Jose Mourinho in 2017.
And following the conclusion of Wednesday night’s loss, it has been revealed that United are on their longest trophy drought since 1985-1990.
It is quite remarkable for a squad that boasts the best talent Solskjaer can offer.
Although a more optimist fan will note that this run was at the beginning of Sir Alex Ferguson’s management, the barren spell under the vocal Scotsman wasn’t too long.
Ferguson was able to lead the club to 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies, as well as several domestic honours, despite a slow start.
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Old Trafford has high standards, especially when you consider the quality of the squad. The signing of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer is a signal that Man Utd will once again be seeking trophies.
Solskjaer has helped them get close. Last season’s Europa League final defeat was due to a marathon penalty shootout. In the previous season, the Red Devils reached semi-finals in the League Cup, FA Cup, and Europa League.
Solskjaer understands that a trophy is now more important than ever at Old Trafford. A first round exit at home would have done him no favors.