7. Manchester United (2021)
United fell into disarray after the departure of long-serving coach Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. After running through managers, the front office finally settled on former player Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. He helped them to a second-place finish in 2020 and there was hope of continued progression. They brought in young stars like Jadon Sancho as well as team icon Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, it soon became clear they weren’t up to the task. A humiliating defeat to Liverpool set the wheels in motion. Then they fell flat in a crushing loss to lowly Watford. This signaled the end of Solksjaer’s tenure. United fans felt devastated because the team didn’t meet their expectations. They faced another season in the wilderness without any kind of identity (via The Times).