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Pundit says Manchester United are already ‘out of the title race’ after poor start

Robbie Savage blames Erik ten Hag for Manchester United struggles.
Robbie Savage blames Erik ten Hag for Manchester United struggles. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Former Welsh footballer Robbie Savage asserts Manchester United are already out of the title race

Former Welsh footballer and football pundit Robbie Savage gave an honest assessment of Manchester United’s Premier League title chances in his column for the Mirror.

Savage spoke in detail about the unacceptable reality that United fans and people closer to the club have to face.

United are currently lying on 13th position in the Premier League table after losing three games in five matches played.

Robbie Savage predicts Manchester United could lose to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Robbie Savage thinks Manchester United are already out of the title race. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The former Leicester City midfielder conveyed his shock over what has transpired so far this season at United. He wrote:

“It is a measure of how bad things are at Manchester United that they are out of the title race after just five games. it’s another worrying sign that if they lose at promoted Burnley this weekend, a fourth consecutive defeat wouldn’t be a shock.

I never dreamed, after spending another £180million in the summer, that United would go backward so fast this season. It’s unbelievable, and unacceptable, that they are nine points off the pace in the Premier League already.‌”

Savage was a United academy product though he never made a single appearance at senior level at the club. Savage’s son Charlie Savage is also a product from the Red Devils’ prestigious academy, currently signed by Rangers.

The 48-year-old pundit clarified his remarks by further writing about his admiration for United for treating his son well.

Savage is clearly upset about United’s current predicament and has a lot of questions for United manager Erik ten Hag.

The Welshman further wrote about praising the Dutch manager when Ten Hag ended the trophy draught after winning the Carabao Cup last season.

Unfortunately, despite the impressive summer spending, the Red Devils have regressed this season. United have shown vulnerabilities in many areas of the pitch as the club also faces off-field controversies and injury crisis.

United have conceded 10 goals in the Premier League so far with only one clean sheet, showing their defensive fragility.

On the other hand, the Red Devils have scored only six goals in five Premier League games. Three of those goals came in the 3-2 home victory against Nottingham Forest.

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United is too big of a club to give up on the title chase so early in the season. We’ve only played five games and there’s a lot of Premier League action still left. We understand the concerns and questions raised by Savage but Ten Hag deserves the time and opportunity to turn things around.

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