Manchester United: 5 looming problems the Red Devils are facing

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Four weeks ago the conversation surrounding Manchester United was one of pride, progress, and the inevitable two-horse title race between the two Manchester clubs.

Now that conversation is “what happened?”

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 21: Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United is pulled back by Christopher Schindler of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at John Smith’s Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Manchester United have struggled — their once-ferocious attack has been tamed — a self-inflicted  taming, in reality.

Jose Mourinho’s decision to park the Red Devil bus at Anfield was perhaps the most costly decision of the season so far. We were scoring three to four goals a game, and now we’ve scored once from open play in three games.

The psyche of the team hasn’t been the same since that day. Going forward we are slow, lethargic, and are attempting way too many sideways passes. It reminds me of the Louis van Gaal era.

“They don’t really play with the same fluidity as Spurs or Man City,” said Huddersfield’s Tom Ince after the 2-1 victory over Manchester United. “They build up quite slow.”

Reality has hit hard and hit home for Manchester United fans. It’s not going to be a cake walk for the rest of the season. Our lack of goals is just one of the many issues we’re facing at the moment.

Here’s five large and looming problems for the Red Devils.

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