Manchester United’s Premier League season suffered another blow on Sunday as they drew 1-1 at home to struggling West Ham United.
The result means that the Red Devils have now endured their worst start to a league campaign after 13 rounds of matches since 1989, as reported in The Mirror.
Man Utd at home in the Premier League since October 1st:
1st for shots taken (91)
19th for goals scored (3)
Chance conversion rate = 3.3%. pic.twitter.com/ClHu0liIWV
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 28, 2016
United now find themselves 11 points behind Chelsea at the top of the table and, even more worryingly, eight points off Arsenal in fourth.
Having won only twice in their last ten matches, the Old Trafford side have already waved goodbye to any remaining title hopes with only a third of the season gone.
Losses to top four rivals Manchester City and Chelsea have been key, but a succession of draws at home have left even their Champions League dreams hanging by a thread.
Despite dominating matches against Stoke City, Burnley, Arsenal and West Ham, United were only able to take four points from those fixtures thanks to a combination of errant finishing and goalkeeping heroics.
Darren Randolph was the latest stopper to deny Jose Mourinho’s side with a string of impressive saves to keep the likes of Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan at bay.
If United keep creating chances at their current rate, it feels like a matter of time before they hit form, but by then it may well be too late to salvage their season.