Manchester United hit a new low when they drew 1-1 to Arsenal at Old Trafford on Monday. The mediocre display commenced with little to show from both sides with even the first shots on goal coming only towards the end of the half.
Nevertheless, Scott McTominay was able to score a brilliant goal to give the Red Devils the lead, his first hurrah at Old Trafford.
However, the celebration was short-lived as a rejuvenated Arsenal side returned in the second-half with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang making the best out of a Victor Lindelof mistake to net a goal. Incidentally, the Gabonese striker was first incorrectly ruled to be in an offside position but VAR was able to amend the embarrassing error quite well.
Thus, at the end of the game Arsenal were able to regain their fond 4th place in the Premier League table while Manchester United cementing the mid-way mark, with only goal-difference keeping them above 11th placed Burnley and four points above the relegation zone.
If this sounds unprecedentedly low to a Manchester United fan, it most certainly is.
This start to the season has been the Red Devils’ worse since the inception of the Premier League, way back in 1989.
The 7 games have seen them concede two losses, draw three separate teams, and muster wins against only two sides, garnering a dismal 9 points in the process.
While many are hesitant at ringing the warning bells on the new regime, the above figures certainly show why it ought to be done.
The cries to get rid of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now no longer appear like a mob’s desperate pants but rather the possible alternatives of supporters who are truly tired.
Of course, a change in the managerial regime won’t change anything, akin to how it has failed to bring forth a renewed renaissance in the past three occasions.
However, to pretend that all is fine at this juncture isn’t wise either.