Manchester United: Evaluating The Club’s Mediocre Start

Manchester United is off to their worst start since the 1992/93 season. After four games, they find themselves with five points, which includes a loss to Crystal Palace, and draws against Southampton and Wolverhampton. Their only victory is against Chelsea.

At the moment, Manchester United find themselves in eighth place in the Premier League standings. In their position, they risk failure of qualification of both the Champions League and the Europa league tournaments of next year. In other words, fate is already beginning to repeat itself. Except for this time, it’s under worse circumstances. The fact that the club has earned two points in their last three games under considerably weaker clubs adds insult to injury.

Manchester United is in the top five in the Premier League in goals scored(7) and in shots(63). In addition, they’re also in the top five in passes(2,216) and in crosses(80). It’s good that despite the performance struggles, the team is able to succeed in certain categories. But they’re not doing enough on the pitch to secure a victory. The defense is 19th in clearances(54) and in interceptions(30). On a positive note, the defense has only allowed four goals.

While the team excels at creating scoring chances, they’re unable to capitalize. The team is lucky to be sitting with one win, two draws, and one loss. The club has done its best to avoid losses, but the point is they’re not capable of getting the job done. In other words, avoiding a loss only to settle for a draw is unacceptable. Injuries have been a factor, but the club can’t use injuries as an excuse for their shortcomings.

At the moment, the team lacks a winning mentality. This is a result of their lack of concentration and poor team chemistry. The team needs to fix that. And the way to do that is to start winning games. And to continue winning games at all costs. Even though it’s still early in the season, there’s no use settling draws or losses. Winning is the only way for positive impacts on the club’s future.

The club’s next game is on the 14th. On the 19th, they will play their first game of the 2019/20 Europa League tournament. It’s time for the club to blow cobwebs away and make a positive season turnaround.

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