It doesn’t take a profound footballing mind to figure out that Manchester United are really struggling this season.
The Red Devils have been under fire for their lack of attacking intent for pretty much the entirety of the season, with Louis van Gaal position as manager seemingly constantly under threat.
Tensions appeared to have cooled somewhat after an improved attacking display away at Newcastle United, as well as a crucial win over fierce North West rivals Liverpool last week.
However, the 1-0 loss at Old Trafford to Southampton has once again brought up the glaring inefficiencies of this current Manchester United outfit.
While they have a relatively good defensive record, that does little to cure some of the club’s major woes in the frontline.
Two statistics can sum up the miserable campaign endured at the Theatre of Dreams.
Last 11 #mufc 1st halves at home: 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0 [men]
— utdreport.com (@utdreport) January 23, 2016
After 23 games, the Manchester giants have amassed just 37 points. Their worst ever tally. To add some context, axed boss David Moyes achieved three MORE than his successor over the same period.
— Chris Skudder (@ChrisSkudderSky) January 23, 2016
To add to this, the club have also failed to score a first half goal at their iconic home stadium in ELEVEN consecutive games.
Chuck in the fact van Gaal has splashed £250m during his time in charge and things start to look very bleak for the former Bayern and Barcelona coach.
What was Jose Mourinho’s number again?