Manchester United hero explains why the Red Devils are in for a difficult year

Manchester United Football Club had a poor transfer window. Jose Mourinho has every right to be unhappy at Edward Woodward.

The vice-chairman didn’t push signings over the line. That’s already played an effect as the Red Devils have lost two of their opening three games; their worst start in my lifetime.

Now, former United icon, Edwin van der Sar, has tried to explain why. He too puts it down to the poor start, coupled with the fact that teams around us have strengthened; some pretty significantly…

“Last year, there was a very big gap [to Manchester City] and this year they’ve started badly, losing two of their first three games,” van der Sar told Sky Sports.

“It will be an uphill battle. You have so many strong teams in the Premier League.


“It is going to be difficult this year.”

We’re already six points off the pace. If it continues like this, the nineteen-point margin to Manchester City may even increase.

I’ve already alluded to it, but everything started with the poor summer. Three players were added, sure, but only one has played so far; with little impact. Lee Grant is a back-up, while we’re not sure just how good Diogo Dalot will be. He’ll no doubt need time to adjust and adapt; although he’ll make his U23s bow this evening.

Thankfully for Mourinho, the international break is just on the horizon and that’ll give him the opportunity to perhaps tinker with the tactics and think things over… If he loses this weekend to Burnley, though, he may not get that opportunity.

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