It’s not a good time to be a Manchester United supporter.
Jose Mourinho remains manager of a team with no identity. The enigmatic talent that is Paul Pogba has fallen out of favour despite previously having the captain’s armband. The side have just lost 3-1 at Anfield against their hated rivals.
A top four finish remains the ambition this season but United are now eleven points behind Chelsea and Ladbrokes now go 10/1 that we see the Red Devils somehow managing to squeeze into the top places.
Some might argue there is Bob Hope and no hope when it comes to this happening, irrespective of whether Mourinho is given time to strengthen his squad in January. After all, there is already talented personnel on the books at Old Trafford.
Liverpool and Manchester City clearly have the top two spots on lockdown, with Spurs six points off the pace and also regarded as virtually certain to make the Champions League next season.
Chelsea are trading at 2/9 and Arsenal are the ones hoping to break through, although a defeat at Southampton means that Ladbrokes go 7/5 about the Gunners.
Most United fans simply want Mourinho gone and he remains an uncertain favourite in the Sack Race market, with the Portuguese waiting to be pushed so that he can receive an enormous pay-off from the club.