David Moyes’ Manchester United side will finish in ‘no man’s land’ and as low as below fifth place in the final Premier League standings according to the majority of Transfer Tavern readers in the bar’s latest poll.
With 43% of readers’ voting that the Red Devils will astonishingly finish in ‘no man’s land’, it’s rather clear that despite the weekend victory away at Sunderland, more punters than not believe United’s period of transition will mean the champions experience a dramatic fall from grace.
After all, Moyes’ side had to rely on the talent and skills of 18-year-old wonderkid Adnan Januzaj who had to bail out his misfiring team-mates at the Stadium of Light on Saturday evening with a majestic brace that papered over the cracks for another week.
Potentially the scheming of voters supporting rival clubs such as Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, just 4% of readers’ votes suggested United could defend their Premier League crown while 2% believed they would finish as runners-up.
With the Football Transfer Tavern currently in mourning regarding the closure of the summer window, we aren’t resting on our laurels and are asking punters some of the most pressing issues in the game right up until January when Moyes himself might hit back at his critics with a Mesut Ozil-like signing.
Making up the numbers in this poll were 29% of readers’ votes suggesting United fans would have to get used to Thursday night Europa League action on ITV4 by finishing fifth, 15% of votes believing United would scrape fourth and 7% of the total vote believing the Red Devils would claim an automatic Champions League berth in third place.
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