Manchester United Football Club have been awful to start off the 2018/19 campaign. After finishing second last season, many thought that this would be the season when we see a real title challenge for the first time post-Sir Alex Ferguson.
So far, that hasn’t happened. If anything, Jose Mourinho is taking the Red Devils backwards. This Premier League term has been our worst start in the last five years. The self-proclaimed Special One is even beating records set by a certain David Moyes. When that happens, you know things aren’t exactly going as planned…
As per usual, I found myself browsing through my Twitter feed, when I stumbled upon this damning stat from Simon Peach...
Just realised Man United are closer to Newcastle, Cardiff & Huddersfield (8 points) than Liverpool and Manchester City (9 points)
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) October 5, 2018
Yes, you read that correctly. United are currently closer to the bottom of the table than the top. Sure, we’re only seven games in, but this is eerily similar to Mourinho’s last season in charge at Stamford Bridge. Back then, The Blues found themselves in mid-table mediocrity deep into the campaign. Things are following suit.
It’s not as if United have been playing brilliant football to watch, either. It has been dull, drab and just down-right awful. Things have to change. Starting this weekend. If not, then a certain man from Portugal may well find himself out of work.