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Will Manchester United miss out on the top four this season?


It's not been a fantastic start to life at Manchester United for Jose Mourinho. The Red Devils have struggled to inspire confidence in the opening few weeks of the season – and United are now sitting seventh in the Premier League.

Three consecutive defeats in all competitions have completely changed the mood and morale on the terraces at Old Trafford and supporters are very worried about potentially missing out on the Champions League places.

Most fans assumed that United would challenge for the title this season after Mourinho spent £149 million this summer. The 13-time Premier League champions broke the bank to pay a world record fee of £89 million for Paul Pogba; who ironically left the club for just £600,000 in 2012.

Anything less than a top four finish AND a domestic cup success will leave supporters disappointed at the end of the campaign – and rightly so. United have been starved of success since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 and supporters are expecting success under their new boss...

At the time of writing, punters hoping for a win can get United at 12/1 with Betway to lift the title at the end of the season and Mourinho could be the man to take the Red Devils back to the top of English football.

Without a doubt, Mourinho is one of the best in the business but he is going through a difficult spell right now. The former Chelsea boss has now lost three competitive fixtures in a row for the first time in 14 years and he must act quickly to change United's fortunes around.

As of September 20th, Manchester City are running away with the title and the Red Devils must improve if they are to pip their rivals to the crown. Pep Guardiola has been an instant hit at the Etihad Stadium and some United fans will be wishing that Ed Woodward had moved for the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss before their ‘noisy neighbours'.

But it is what it is; United manager Mourinho has what it takes to bounce back and guide the Red Devils to a successful campaign. The title isn't out of reach just yet and a good run of results will see United climb back into the top four in the coming weeks. Write the Red Devils off at your peril; they are the masters of triumphing as the underdog.

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