Should there be any real cause for concern at Manchester United?

Football FanCast
columnist
Rob
Facey
wonders whether United's away form is a cause of concern for fans
ahead of Sunday's Manchester derby.

Sir Alex Ferguson is
determined that Manchester United can return to winning ways on their travels
ahead of for Sunday's short trip to the City of Manchester Stadium.

United have only won twice
on the road this season – against Portsmouth and Blackburn – and find
themselves slightly off the pace in the Premier League.

However, they have already
visited Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Aston Villa, so it could be fair to say
that they have faced their toughest opponents, but is their away form a cause
for concern for fans?

"We have had a lot of
hard games,"

reflected Ferguson, as reported in The Daily Mail.

"Chelsea, Arsenal and now Man City away from home, straight after a European
(match) is not easy.

"Hopefully the second half will promise much better for us because at the
moment, we are playing catch-up."

Having faced their biggest
rivals so early in the season, does this mean that will have an easier ride
after Christmas?

Of course, they will need
to ensure that they are still in the title hunt then and need to negotiate
their trip to Japan for the World Club Championship also.

Are United overdoing it? Do
they need to concentrate on picking up points away from home?

United
have only won twice at Eastlands in their last six visits; is United's away
form a real cause for concern for fans, or will it all be worth it when the
home fixtures come thick and fast next year?

Article title: Should there be any real cause for concern at Manchester United?

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