United have failed to score in five of their last eight home games, have not found the back of the net in their last three consecutive Premier League games and have not won in their last eight games in all competitions.
Crucially, they’re also four points and 10 goals worse off than David Moyes’ much maligned side was at this stage two seasons ago, which speaks volume for Louis Van Gaal’s problems, given Moyes’ utterly dismal tenure at United.
Speaking on BT Sports on Wednesday, the former United manager again refused to take responsibility for steering a side that had won the league at a canter in the previous season to a seventh place finish.
“I wouldn’t have done anything different,” he said.
“I would have only done it different if I’d known it was 10 months instead of 6 years.
“My understanding was that I was going to a club which always looked after their managers, even when they were in trouble and it wasn’t going well, you got your time to sort things out.
“I was under that illusion when I was there.”
Moyes, who admittedly did not receive the same backing in the transfer window that has been afforded to Van Gaal, said, had he been given time, he would have got rid of the deadwood as his successor as done.
“I had a great group of players that had recently won the Premier League under Sir Alex, but it was going to take time for that to change and evolve,” he said.
“Of course there was going to have to be a change over of players in time. It wasn’t going to change in 10 months.
“But would I take the job again? Of course I would. There a very few managers in the world that wouldn’t want to manage Manchester United.”