Red Devils State of Play
The Red Devils have found the Premier League difficult; their form has been erratic. They have managed just two goals in their last four games in the Premier League. They started well with three four nil victories in their first five outings. The ‘Special One’ has had some questionable behaviour at times; he failed to shake Stoke manager Mark Hughes hand following a two all draw away to Stoke. Then he was sent to the stands in the game against Southampton, where the Red Devils narrowly defeated Southampton one goal to nil.
The lowlight of the Season for the Red Devils came in the game against Huddersfield where the Red Devils went down two goals to one. That came after a scoreless draw against Liverpool. In fact in the past four matches the Red Devils have managed just two goals and a solitary victory against a Spurs time that didn’t include Kane.
The patchy form shown by the Red Devils is cancelled by the fact that remarkably they remain in second place on the Premier League Table after eleven rounds of football. They have managed to score the second most goals of any team in the league with twenty three goals for the Season, which is slightly more than two goals per game. Despite this they have scored fifteen goals less than Manchester City and are eight points behind the title leaders.
The Red Devils would have pencilled in the three points for the game against newly promoted Huddersfield. Having said that they have missed key midfielder Pogba, who has only managed four games. However, injuries are part and parcel of international sport and four points from their last four games isn’t acceptable from one of the most recognisable brands in the World of Sport; the Red Devils. It will be interesting to see if the drop off in form in the last four games is a pattern, or merely a concern classified as an aberration.
Also published on Medium.