Manchester United’s weekend fixture at home to Sunderland cannot come soon enough for supporters, who saw their side fall to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Swansea last time out.
Louis van Gaal’s side have gone from being outside challengers for the Premier League title in December, to clinging onto their top four place in February.
It has been a disappointing campaign in many ways for United supporters, and the neutrals who had predicted a title challenge having witnessed van Gaal spend close to £150million on new signings in the summer.
A top four finish and success in the FA Cup would represent a decent first season in charge for the Dutchman, but there is no question United will have to vastly improve on current form if they are to make that happen.
And as things stand currently, a Premier League title challenge seems a long way off.
Here we have identified five reasons why United will struggle to lift title number 21 under the current regime.
Click on Louis van Gaal to reveal 5 reasons why Man United will not win the Premier League title
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