Back Manchester United for a Premier League and FA Cup double next season, just like Arsenal did with Arsene Wenger
Both Wenger and David Moyes lost seven matches in their first five months in charge, but Wenger went of to win a historic double the following season.
Tuesday 07 January 2014
Arsene Wenger’s early Arsenal record can reassure David Moyes that slow and steady can win the race… by next season.
Wenger took charge of the Gunners in September 1996 and five months on he had succumbed to seven domestic defeats, just like Moyes.
Among these losses included a similarly humiliating FA Cup defeat to Leeds United, who like Swansea, were mid-table in the Premier League.
Fast-forward to the end of the 1996/97 campaign and Arsenal had recovered to win six of their remaining ten league games to finish third.
A heavy summer of recruitment, which Moyes could have done with in the summer transfer window, brought in the signings of Marc Overmars and Emmanuel Petit.
The two combined with the rest of Wenger’s already talented squad to lift the Premier League title for the first time as well as the FA Cup in the double-winning season of 1997-98.
Luckily for Moyes, Manchester United appear willing to provide him with the opportunity to follow in Wenger’s footsteps, with reports this morning claiming that the club's owners, the Glazers, are willing to provide substantial funding for new additions.
If the Red Devils finish this season strong and recruit well next summer, get all of your money on a Manchester United league and cup double.
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