I'm a bit torn over Ross, he'd have probably signed a deal earlier in the season. Barkley loves the club and Koeman is employed, Koeman wheels out Heitinga's bike anytime Barcelona is mentioned and will be off like Moyes or like he did from Southampton. He said the same thing about having a contract and no chance, then pushed through a move.
He's had a lot of money to spend, 7th is ok because teams in front have better quality, but plenty of them have underperformed or struggled and would expect more next season in several teams above us. But I think european fixtures is now a difficult burden to bare. United are in final of Europa but couldn't get top 4, Leicester were flirting with relegation, West Ham and Southampton have just over 40 points. Chelsea who didn't have european football, have won the league in style. The last 2 winners of PL, finished 14th and 10th the seasons before.
Starting the season early in qualifying rounds is even more problematic. If we improve on placing in league next season I will be very impressed or consoled about the poor showing in cups.