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Manchester United Are Closer To Bottom Of The Premier League Table Than The Top

Manchester United Are Closer To Bottom Of The Premier League Table Than The Top

It's their worst start to a season in 28 years. Manchester United fans have had little to shout about in recent months and a damning statistic from this weekend's fixtures will only dampen spirits in the Old Trafford camp.

Jose Mourinho's side struggled against 16th place Crystal Palace at the weekend in a disappointing 0-0 draw.

The result just gave the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham a bigger lead in the title race. In fact, Manchester United are closer to the bottom (13 points) than they are to the top (14 points), a damning indictment of Jose Mourinho reign.

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Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side are leaps and bounds ahead of their Manchester rivals right now, with a 4-0 drubbing of West Ham at the weekend a perfect example of their dominance.

United's attacking threat is almost non existent at present.

That's eight long and painful months for the 25-year-old, who has really struggled for form of late, so much so that Mourinho dropped him for games against Everton and Bournemouth.

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So how can they recover from such a poor start to the season? It looks like Mourinho may do business in the January transfer window, according to reports.

Mourinho is reportedly ready to splash the cash for West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic in January in order to get his Manchester United team into the top four and next season's Champions League.

According to the Mirror Mourinho was interested in Arnautovic in the summer window, but decided against making an offer.

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Now the club are reportedly preparing a bid of around £50 million.

Arnautovic
Arnautovic

The former Real Madrid boss wanted to add a centre back to his squad in the summer but wasn't given the go ahead to sign anyone and his side looks severely lacking at the back.

Is Arnautovic the man that United need? What do United need to do to be successful again?

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Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, record, Fails

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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