Alan Hansen: 'Alarm bells are ringing at Manchester United'

Manchester United manager David Moyes reacts on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on September 28, 2013
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Alan Hansen believes that "alarm bells are ringing" at Manchester United following their poor start to the season.

Former Liverpool defender Alan Hansen believes that there are concerns at Old Trafford following Manchester United's start to the season.

The North-West outfit have lost three out of their opening six fixtures of the Premier League season under new manager David Moyes and are 12th in the table.

While Hansen believes that it is too early to write off the English champions, the Match of the Day pundit believes that there are parallels with Liverpool's demise in the 1990s.

"It is too early to say we are now witnessing the end of the empire at Old Trafford, but alarm bells are ringing and there are clear similarities between the United of 2013 and the last Liverpool team to win the title back in 1990," Hansen wrote in The Telegraph.

"The Ferguson factor really cannot be overestimated, on and off the pitch. It was a massive element of United's success, particularly in recent seasons."

United take on Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League group phase on Wednesday.

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