Nicky Butt: Manchester United low on confidence

Elena Summers
November 14, 2018

Five Thirty Eight gives Pep Guardiola's men a 74 percent chance of winning the Premier League, and despite repeated injuries to Kevin De Bruyne, who is arguably the team's best player, the.

United were restricted to a single shot on target on Sunday and Fernandinho has been impressed with the way their partnership has developed this season. "There was contact between us but I don't know if it was enough for a penalty", he said. That is the new model for today's successful manager: dedicated to fast, slick attacking football, conciliatory with their players, placing emphasis on a blend of positioning and quick passing up the pitch to get the best out of players.

As European football slips into the second worldwide break, Manchester United fans can look at the six games between the two breaks and think it could have been much worse.

Goals in either half by Mohamed Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri secured three points for Liverpool at Anfield, where Van Dijk and co recorded a 10th clean sheet in the past 11 home league matches.

Mourinho's side came from behind to notch up a famous 2-1 win over Juventus in Turin on Wednesday night to breathe life into their Champions League campaign.

On Fred's start at United, club legend Irwin told MUTV: 'The manager, like he did with [Victor] Lindelof, he is letting Fred settle and get used to the pace of the Premier League.

Having lost their early lead against Cardiff, things went from bad to worse for Brighton when Stephens was sent off for a reckless (and pointless) challenge just after the half-hour mark.


Manchester United's Juan Mata clashes with Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling towards the end of the match.

United's struggles for consistency with their current squad have them sat eighth in the English top-flight, with 12 points separating them from the summit and seven from the top four.

The subject of Jose Mourinho's future is never far away when United lose a game.

Goalkeeper David de Gea beat Manchester City counterpart Ederson a year ago to the Premier League Golden Glove, with 19 clean sheets to the Brazilian's 18.

"If the third goal is scored in one of the moments where they were dominating I would probably say so but it comes in a moment where we were in the fight to get the equaliser", he said.

"He has plenty of critics but I'm not one of them".

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