Manchester United a Disaster? Or just a slow start? Amm, its actually both, Ed!

Last updated : 29 October 2013 By DSG

Manchester United have made the worst start to a league campaign in 24 years losing in two big derbies to Manchester City and Liverpool both away from home. The Manchester City game united was outclassed all over the pitch for the whole 90 minutes and deservedly lost the match 4-1. The same could be said for the Liverpool fixture as well.

They have also struggled to find their feet at home this season with a 2-1 defeat to Steve Clarkes West Brom and an unconvincing win over struggling Crystal Palace, David Moyes is already under pressure just 2 months into his managerial reign, their main man last season RVP has been struggling for fitness and form since the Swansea game, Ashley Young has been creating controversy with his diving and uncanny ability to give the ball back to the opposition and Fellaini has so far looked like a piebald pony out amongst thoroughbred horses.

That said, there has been some joy for the Red Devils with a renewed Wayne Rooney being used in his favoured advanced role alongside Van Persie and he has so far been a revelation in commitment, desire & goals in stark contrast to last season. Adnan Januzaj has dipped his shoulder, spun his marker and shed the shackles of the first team to belt in a brace against The Black Cats on his first start, one of them being a delectable volley which epitomised the application of technique and composure under pressure.

Some argue that United are merely having teething problems and have had a tough (lazy) start, But it should be noted that after the international break united have a favourable run of fixtures (in reality the favourable run has just finished- and to no avail!) in which to iron out their bad form, get Van Persie firing on all cylinders again and maintain the emerging genius of Januzaj.

United are eight points off the top and have in past seasons always failed to get going before Christmas. How do you get going when the personnel (midfield) are not up to the task of dominating (or even competing) against the likes of Soton or West Brom at Old Trafford? Those away fixtures will come in the new year. Winning those will not be easy, so here's hoping that Fellaini, Cleverly and Anderson get their game face's on in the mean time!

No wonder Evra is saying that the Capital One Cup is now an important trophy!

For David Moyes, it is now time he fashioned a Silk Purse from a Sow's ear .i.e. does a Jesus Christ and produces a miracle of form and consistency.

Source: DSG