The Barclays Premier League started in August, and Manchester United was amongst the favorites to win the league title this year. The defending champion Red Devils said goodbye to Sir Alex Ferguson, who had been the club’s manager since 1986. Ferguson led Manchester United to 13 championships in the premier league and 2 Champions League titles. Replacing Ferguson this year is David Moyes, who is a Scottish international and former Everton manager. Also coming over this year from Everton is Marouane Fellaini, who is a dynamic midfielder. After a month and a half of the premier league season, Manchester United is surprisingly not where they want to be.
Manchester United has played six games so far this season, and has only won twice. Their wins have come against Swansea and Crystal Palace, who are both regarded as bottom feeder teams. The Red Devils lost to Liverpool and Manchester City, and tied against Chelsea. The most shocking result came in their most recent game, where they lost 2-1 against West Bromwich. With a record of 2-1-3, the defending champions find themselves in the middle of the table searching for answers.
Last season Manchester United only lost 5 games all year. They are closing in on that number almost 2 months into the season. One of the most intriguing storylines this year for Manchester United was whether or not they would sell Wayne Rooney to Chelsea. Rooney is arguably their best player, and the transfer window closed before they could make a move. Rooney and Robin Van Persie have not flourished playing up front together, and only time will tell if the dynamic duo and the rest of the Red Devils can get back on track.