The Red Devils suffered back to back Premier League home defeats for the first time since 2002, after losing 1-0 to Newcastle, and coincidently the same result against Everton.
Yohan Cabaye scored for Newcastle at the 61st minute leaving United plenty of time to level it but with a Robin Van Persie goal later disallowed for offside it looked not to be United’s night.
After just coming back from injury and missing his usual strike partner Wayne Rooney, who was suspended, Van Persie was unable to work his normal magic.
Nearing the end of the match, some United supporters began leaving the stadium understandably frustrated with their teams performance and ready to admit defeat. Winning trophies season after season has not made them the most patient of fans!
United are still in ninth position, a massive thirteen points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal who have thirty five points and a five point gap between themselves and second placed Liverpool.
It seems that after years of success and the desire of many to see David Moyes fail, the temptation to write off the Reds entire season is too much to resist.
Yes, the top teams are starting to pull away but currently there are only seven points between United and fourth place which would be a respectable finish and give them the chance to fight for Champions League football next season.
United have also suffered a huge blow with the loss of RVP, who is out for a month.
Important players are missing in midfield and defence therefore conceding goals in matches where they could have at least rescued a point.
United next travel to Villa Park to play eleventh placed Aston Villa. Paul Lambert’s men have won fifth and lost six games.
Villa’s last match saw them end a five game unbeaten run with a 2-0 loss to struggling Fulham.
Main striker Christian Benteke has gone nine games without scoring and their home form needs improving if they are to climb up the table. Last season United won both meetings with Villa and will be looking to do the same this season.
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