Manchester United Were Included In ESPN's Premier League Relegation Battle Prediction
To sum up how embarrassing things are at Manchester United at the moment, the club were mentioned in a discussion regarding the relegation battle in the Premier League.
ESPN pundits Alejandro Moreno and Ross Dyer did a piece on the teams involved in the scrap down at the bottom, with Watford, Norwich City and Newcastle their three predictions to head down to the Championship.
But with United just two points above the relegation zone after eight games, Moreno stressed that United are in the conversation even if he doesn't think they will actually go down.
"They're all in a relegation battle," the Venezuelan said.
"All of them and that includes Manchester United. Yes, it's only eight games, but there's reason to be worried for all of these teams."
Someone recently decided to poke fun at United's situation by setting up an event for the club's relegation party in May and over 50,000 people have responded to it.
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The description reads: "Bring your plastic flags, half and half scarves and song sheets. All welcome, including scousers."
There's already been a huge response to the party. 13,000 people have already put down that they will be going, with a further 37,000 interested.
No exaggeration, I don't see Manchester United finishing in the top half. There's genuine potential of being sucked down even further. Basically in a relegation battle. Rancid.- Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) October 6, 2019
Already 15 points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool going into the big game at Old Trafford after the international break, you can get odds of 100/1 bet for United to go down to the Championship,compared to 500/1 for them lifting a 14th Premier League title this term.
Recently Michael Owen gave a scathing assessment on the predicament at Old Trafford - stating that United must come to terms with the fact they are a mid-table side.
"I'd say (Man United are now a mid-table team)," the 2001 Ballon d'Or winner said on BT Sport.
"I don't think they'll be top six this season, personally.
"Top half I think is likely, but just the fact we're having this conversation is the worry, isn't it? This has got to be the worst Man United team for decades, since before Sir Alex Ferguson took over."