Manchester United Football Club have started their season in exactly the same manner as their summer went; lethargically.
Jose Mourinho couldn’t sign the players he wanted to during the transfer window. That has carried over to their on-field exploits. Against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford yesterday, the Red Devils were second best.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men just wanted it more. They were more than worthy of their point. Already, United are eight points off top spot, with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea all looking far better than us at this point in time.
Now, ex-Liverpool man Jamie Carragher has given his take on the situation. He reckons United won’t achieve a top-four finish this term, purely because the other teams around us are just better right now.
‘On the evidence of what we’ve seen, I’d say Arsenal or Manchester United from what we’ve seen in these opening six games. The others look a little bit further up,’ Carragher is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
I’d love to disagree with Carragher, but honestly, I just can’t. Despite spending huge amounts of money, we’re still way off the pace and it’s just massively disappointing and disheartening.
Right now, we’re sitting behind all five members of the so-called top six; all of whom look more convincing than us. Sure, the season is long, they’ll be several twists and turns yet, but it has been an awful start.
The worst thing is, I feel like we don’t have a plan. What is our aim? You can see what Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are trying to do, whereas it just seems as though we’re just going out there and hoping for the best. That’s just not good enough.