Written by Ethan Mason
After a scintillating start to the season, Jose Mourinho and his team have had to endure a succession of three straight defeats in the space of almost as many days, as people are left to question how Manchester United have capitulated so comprehensively within the last week. With the most poignant question of them all being, where do the reds go from here?
With an emphatic 3-1 opening day win over Bournemouth coupled with a Community Shield triumph over reigning Premier League champions Leicester City, it seemed to spark the change in times at a club now desperate for long term success.
Following a convincing 2-0 victory over a solid Southampton outfit as well as a last gasp winner the following week against an in form Hull City marked the managers 4th consecutive win for his new club with the 20 time Premier League champions already sending a message to their title challengers this season.
However after a difficult 2-1 derby day defeat to rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford meant that the reds had slumped to their first defeat of the Premier League campaign, which also knocked the stuffing out of a team who appeared seemingly unstoppable over the previous weeks.
This misery was further compounded with a 1-0 defeat to Dutch side Feyenoord leaving further questions for Mourinho to answer after the final whistle with cracks now showing in a side that up to now had exuded nothing but dominance.
With a win against Watford now turning into a must win game, United succumbed to a resounding 3-1 defeat to heap the pressure on the so called “special one”, and cast serious doubts over a team who are still very much unproven under their new manager.
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