Man Utd squad make damning admission over 2023/24 season in open letter to fans

  • Man Utd secured their lowest-ever Premier League finish this season
  • Red Devils ended the campaign on a high after winning the FA Cup
  • Squad penned an open letter to fans to mark the end of the campaign
Man Utd endured a difficult season
Man Utd endured a difficult season / Crystal Pix/MB Media/GettyImages

The Manchester United squad have admitted they fell short of expectations across the tumultuous 2023/24 campaign.

While United may have ended their campaign on a high by besting Manchester City in the FA Cup final, the Red Devils were largely disappointing for the majority of the season and ended up with their worst-ever Premier League finish of eighth.

After the FA Cup celebrations died down, the United squad penned an open letter to fans with a promise to put things right in the future.

"To every Manchester United fan, we all know that this club is special," the letter began. "[The FA Cup final] was yet another reminder of that.

"As we fought to win the FA Cup, the incredible atmosphere you generated inside Wembley helped push us over the line.

"Celebrating all together was beautiful. Fans, staff, players - all united as one. Those memories will live with us forever. It was a further reminder that with your support behind us, and the United badge on our chests, we can achieve great things.

"You can be sure that we feel immense pride in representing our football club. This shared passion will drive us forward together, back to where this club belongs.

Erik ten Hag
Ten Hag also faces an uncertain future / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

"We know how much this club means to so many people - in Manchester and around the world. The backing you have given to us, even during times when we fell short of the standards that we set for ourselves, has been unbelievable.

"We understand the sacrifices that you have to make to show this level of support. It does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. We know this season overall has not been good enough and we make no excuses. But we ended it in the best way possible, celebrating a trophy all together.

"We want more days like yesterday. We are excited for the future here. There is so much that we have to achieve together. We will fight to bring Manchester United the success that this special club deserves. Thank you for your unrivalled support."

There could be wholesale changes at Old Trafford during the first summer under Sir Jim Ratcliffe's control.

A decision will soon be made on the future of manager Erik ten Hag - reports even suggest United have already agreed to part ways with the Dutchman - while a number of players face uncertain futures.