Steve McManaman: Man United were in disarray against Watford

by Abhishek Chaudhuri

BT Sport’s Steve McManaman has accused Manchester United of being in disarray during their 3-1 loss to Watford on Sunday.

Man United’s third straight defeat after a poor showing at Vicarage Road has left us six points behind league leaders Manchester City and sucked all momentum out after a strong start to the season.

Jose Mourinho, who was under immense pressure going into the game after losing the opening Europa League fixture to Feyenoord as well as City, now takes United to Northampton Town in the League Cup on Wednesday in what has become a surprisingly importance fixture.

Speaking on BT Sport about United’s current form, McManaman said: “I thought Manchester United were in complete disarray.

“I have no idea, for the first time in a long time – actually at times it was the same under Louis Van Gaal – how they’re going to play, who they’re going to play, where they going to play.

“I couldn’t tell you who’s going to play in the next game for Manchester United if everyone is fit. They look as if they are all over the place.”

After a strong start to the campaign, United have faltered over the last week or so losing to City, Feyenoord and Watford. Not looking solid at the back and not creating enough chances, United need to improve in all areas of the pitch if we are to pose a serious challenge for the title. Right now, we’ll be chasing the top four

With maybe the exception of Marcus Rashford and a handful of others, there is a dire need for players to pick themselves up, clear any lingering negativity in the dressing room and go out on the pitch determined and committed to play for the shirt because they certainly aren’t at the moment.

It’s not the end of the world yet, far from it, but to see United lose three games in a row under Mourinho was not something I expected to see, let alone before the end of September.

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