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The Premier League Table For 2020 Has Manchester United In The Relegation Zone

The Premier League Table For 2020 Has Manchester United In The Relegation Zone

If Manchester United fans thought 2019 was bad then 2020 is looking like it could be worse, with the league title so far this calendar year putting them in the relegation zone.

This time last year Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's recent appointment as interim manager had seen the team go on a run of eight games unbeaten in the league, only drawing with Burnley, a run that would eventually extend to 12 games.

A year on and life for Solskjaer and United is completely different. Gone is the optimism and good results to the extent that if the league had started in January they'd be in the bottom three, as per the Sun.

The 2020 Premier League table. Image: The Sun
The 2020 Premier League table. Image: The Sun
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Liverpool and West Ham have of course both played one more game each than the rest of the league having played one less game than everyone else last year, when their game was delayed in December.

But the fact the Reds are eight points clear of the rest after just a few games proves the dominance they've had over the league this season.

Manchester City's loss on Sunday even means they could be giving Jurgen Klopp's team a guard of honour as champions when they host the Merseysiders on April 4th.

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United on the other hand have had a shocking start to the new year and even the addition of Bruno Fernandes to their starting line up couldn't help them on Saturday, as they drew 0-0 with Wolves.

Since the start of the year Solskjaer's only win in the league has come at home to Norwich City, whilst they've lost to Arsenal, Liverpool and Burnley.

At least they've managed to come up with three wins, a draw and a loss in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

Solskjaer applauds the fans after the draw with Wolves. Image: PA Images
Solskjaer applauds the fans after the draw with Wolves. Image: PA Images
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Southampton are the real winners of the alternative title and Ralph Hasenhuttl's side have gone from near certainties for the drop to having Champions League qualification form, which they are only 10 points off.

Crazily Arsenal have only won one game since everyone sang Auld Lang Syne but Mikel Arteta's team are still seventh in the table for this calendar year, such is the inconsistency of everyone outside of Liverpool.

No matter how you dress it up, it's a very good season for Liverpool and a pretty terrible one for their rivals United.

Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Football News, Manchester United, Pep Guardiola, Southampton, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp, Arsenal, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Brighton, Crystal Palace

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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