Manchester United have been the talk of the town since this particular season has begun, and perhaps for good reason.
The Red Devils first raised eyebrows after failing to secure any real signings of note during the summer transfer window, which resulted in a public spat between manager Jose Mourinho and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
This problem was compounded by a pretty shambolic start to the new campaign that has left the club with two defeats from four league matches.
But a victory against Burnley in their latest game has fans slightly hopeful of a decent finish this season, even though most have accepted the reality that the Mancunians won’t be anywhere near the title race.
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Not just fans, but legends of the club have also weighed in on the situation, and stated where they feel United will finish once this season is done and dusted. Gary Neville expressed his views to The Times recently, where the former England right-back highlighted where he thinks his old employers will end up come May.
“Still hopeful that somehow, through siege mentality more than anything, they can mount some sort of challenge that really just disrupts people,” Neville stated.
“If they can stay in it until January and maybe get one or two defenders in, they may have a chance, but I doubt it. I think United will be third or fourth.”
Neville’s comments are certainly in keeping with the trend that has emerged in recent times, wherein the Reds have always looked promising, but have fallen flat while trying to mount a decent challenge for the crown.
United play Watford this weekend, with the Hornets in absolutely flying form. They are one of the few teams to have a 100% record after the first four matches of the season, which has kept them well above their struggling opponents.