Date: 2nd December 2018 at 10:02am
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Or should that read major overhauling?

Another disappointing Premier League result, this time the 2-2 draw with Southampton, has left everyone perplexed as to just how an average season this could be set to turn out for Manchester United.

Fourteen games into the new season and Manchester United are lurking in 7th place in the table with a mere 22 points.

In the grand scheme of things, we’re a staggering 16 points adrift of our near-neighbours, Manchester City, who sit on top of the table.

But those 16 points adrift represent the proverbial country mile.

Clubs that have ambitions of landing significant silverware don’t start seasons like this, nor do they have to fight back from 2-0 down against a side like Southampton, who appear to be flirting with relegation.

These truly are worrying times for Manchester United supporters.

In the cold light of a new day, it’s hard to find any positives from the result yesterday, although Ander Herrera, given a start in midfield by Jose Mourinho, perhaps offered a crumb of comfort, remarking, and as quoted by the BBC,

“We should forget right now about the table, we should try to win every game. That’s how we will reach the top four.

“We should approach the Arsenal game like a final.

“It’s two points dropped, but apart from that we can build from what we did after they scored the second goal.”

Suddenly, Arsenal on Wednesday evening at Old Trafford becomes a game we must win but, on recent performances, the optimism levels are not that high considering Arsenal’s recent run of fine form.

 

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