Manchester United have made their worst possible start to the Premier League in 27 years and it is alarming. The Red Devils under the Jose Mourinho regime have not been able to portray the brand of football that they were known for.

 

It seems that no team fears them or their home ground – Old Trafford. United have now drawn five straight home games and that is nothing but a sad picture for a team which has the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Bastian Schweintsteiger, Michael Carrick, Juan Mata and more in their ranks.

 

Dropping points against the top four in the Premier League table may be still be alright but dropping six points against teams like Burnley, West Ham, Stoke City and Everton is not cool anymore. The United fans are losing their patience and now they need nothing but positive results so that the club at least manages to reach close to the top four in the points table.

 

United may have been the better side in most of these matches with a lot of ball possession but that is not going to help Mourinho’s  or the club’s cause. Finishing has been very very poor. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 12 goals in this season but it is impractical to believe that he is going to come to the rescue every single match, come on, he is 35!

 

Anthony Martial has failed to replicate his past season’s form, Wayne Rooney has lost his steam and it has been long. Rashford is too young to take the responsibility on his shoulders. Clearly, United need a beast of a finisher.

 

Marouane Fellaini, is the current hot topic amongst the United fans across the globe. The Belgian midfielder came on to the pitch at the 85th minute of the game against Everton on Sunday and gave away a penalty on the 88th minute. As a result, United dropped another two points which should not have been dropped clearly. Why Mourinho has so much faith on Fellaini? In fact Roy Keane, has even gone on to say that “An injured Schweintsteiger is better than a fit Fellaini.” Mourinho needs to look into this issue as soon as possible.

 

United have performed well in other competitions but have failed to replicate their form in the Premier League. They need to bring back themselves to that invincible mode but it will take a herculean effort.