Mark Lawrenson: 'Manchester United are in trouble'

Lawrenson:
© Getty Images
Mark Lawrenson believes that Manchester United are in "real trouble" following their 1-1 draw with Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes that Manchester United are in "real trouble" following their inconsistent start to the season.

The Red Devils have taken 11 points from eight league matches, their latest match ending in a 1-1 draw against Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday.

As well as United's current form, Lawrenson believes that the pressure will mount on manager David Moyes's shoulders when Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography is released this week.

"With Moyes having failed to bring in a star name, it will be ­interesting to see whether Sir Alex reveals the players he would have signed had he not retired at the end of last season," Lawrenson wrote in The Mirror.

"It will be interesting, too, to see what he says about Wayne Rooney, who has been United's best player by a mile this season, because, having won just three of their last eight home games and with 13 points dropped from their eight matches so far this season, United are in real trouble. I'm starting to feel sorry for David as the job is ­beginning to look like a poisoned chalice."

United will turn their attention to the Champions League this week when they take on Real Sociedad on Wednesday.

Manchester United manager David Moyes during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton at Old Trafford on October 19, 2013
Read Next:
Hansen: 'Man Utd on verge of losing title'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
4Watford84311313015
5Chelsea8413138513
6Arsenal84131210213
7Burnley834186213
8Liverpool83411312113
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
11West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
12Southampton823379-29
13Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
14Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
15Everton8224513-88
16Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
19Bournemouth8116412-84
20Crystal Palace8107218-163