What is Happening to Manchester United

Football fans around the world are in shock at how one of the biggest teams in football is performing on the field. Since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson 6 years ago the club has undergone a transformation in staff and players.
What was an extremely successful football club on the pitch is now sitting in 12th position, just 2 points off relegation. Whilst there has only been 8 games played in the Premier League, this is the worst start to the campaign in the history of the club. Here are the issues that people are pointing to as the reasons behind the issues:

The Owners – The Glaziers & Ed Woodward

Since the owners purchased the club there has been many which have been unhappy at hierarchy. Even though they have been financially successful, posting record revenues this year, this has not been the same on the pitch. Appointed Edward Woodward, by profession is a chartered accountant but is the vice executive Chairman at the club. Many have criticised his inability to bring in the best players.

The Manager – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

When the former striker started at Old Trafford, he transformed the club, winning 12+ games in a row. During this period the club gave him the contract and since then this is when the club has been struggling. With no win away from home since February, many pundits are predicting a short reign, even before Christmas if the results carry on. Keep up with the latest predictions and odds at Betolimp and for South African readers Betolimp SA

The Players – Paul Pogba etc. 

The French world cup winner Paul Pogba is the highest paid player at the club and his performances have not been top class on a regular basis. Will he be going to Real Madrid in the January transfer market, potentially. Other players which are being blamed for the run of results is out of form striker Marcus Rashford. With no goals, many are asking how he can continue playing with his lack of goals and confidence.
E-Soccer.com are big fans of both players but it will be an interesting time at Old Trafford if the performances don’t improve.

With the addition of James, Maguire and Bassaka many predicted that the club would challenge for the title, however the only club currently competing is Manchester City and Liverpool.

What do you think of the current status at Old Trafford, how soon will they start to win games and challenge for major trophies? For the latest Manchester United news then subscribe here.