The pressure was on Manchester United to give Manchester City and Chelsea a run for their money this season.
Jose Mourinho was in his second year in charge of the North-West outfit, and even though he benefited from his former club Chelsea slipping up in the title race, he could not rely on City to do the same.
In fact, Pep Guardiola’s side stormed to the title and on the final day of the season they became the first ever Premier League club to claim 100 points in a campaign.
United finished second in the table, but they were a mammoth 19 points adrift of their neighbours come the final whistle.
Despite another title bid falling by the wayside, Mourinho’s men have the chance to scoop silverware as they prepare to take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 19.
Expectations are high at Old Trafford, though, so even if they do claim their 13th FA Cup, fans will be remain disappointed by the lack of staying power in the title race.
On Twitter, the supporters chose moments when they believed that the league campaign went downhill.
Appointment of mourinho 2 years ago😡😡
— Ian Cullen (@ecologic2281) May 13, 2018
Away to Liverpool,we were in good form Liverpool were't.We were the favorites going into that game,we had a great run& we came there and parked the bus. It affected the players that the manager didnt trust them to go&win. Had a domino effect on the rest of the season
— Adam Fahmi (@AdamManred) May 13, 2018
Poor tactics, poor selection, questionable game plan, negative approach, slow and laboured tempo, reluctance to unleash attacking potential, unbalanced selection.
— muhammed (@muhammedsq) May 13, 2018
Starting Fellaini over Herrera, Pogbas injury, no Bailly, Shaws shocking treatment, putting Sanchez at LW.
— Phil Whitaker (@PhilWhit88) May 13, 2018
So many key moments: 0-0 against Liverpool, 2-1 loss to Huddersfield, Martial dropped for Sanchez and of course the tactics in both legs against Sevilla.
— Jacob Cox (@jacobb1611) May 13, 2018
— Charlie Michengi (@Charliefbabi) May 13, 2018
Down to one man for me & it's Mourinho dour insipid defensive football, in some games we barely look like scoring & it's like watching paint dry. Our work rate & movement off the ball is a joke. Mourinho out as he is not a United man
— damien houlihan (@damien_houlihan) May 13, 2018
Buying Sanchez, massively negative impact on the dressing room signing someone we didn’t need and paying him 500 grand a week
— George (@GeorgeAustinUTD) May 13, 2018
December killed us.
— Michelle MUFC (@mlhart12) May 13, 2018
Pogba Injury and Red Card.
We lost miki because pogba was injured, they used to complete each other, but when pogba was injured miki didnt step Up.
Miki was important player for us BTW
Pogba Red Card vs Arsenal gave City big advantge in the title.
Dramatic Fall in form to HERRERA
— Hadi Hinnawi (@HinnawiHadi) May 13, 2018