For our Manchester United supporters here in the Football Transfer Tavern, everything was going rather swimmingly for the Red Devils up until their thumping 3-0 loss at Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.
Having sat on top of the Premier League for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure, United have now swiftly been displaced by cross-town rivals Manchester City with the Gunners themselves leapfrogging them into second to boot.
Immediately taken by surprise given Arsenal’s fast start at Emirates Stadium on the weekend, United were unable to recover with van Gaal claiming that his side lacked the will to win in a rather damning assessment.
Prior to this off day, United have been making a good fist of a title challenge this term with nobody really expecting them to be at the forefront of the race this season but in Anthony Martial, the French youngster has given the Red Devils that added lift up top.
Boasting more squad depth having added the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger this season, United should boast more quality and experience in their title challenge this term but their critics still think they’re rather light up top and at the back.
While United fans unfortunately have to stew on their Arsenal defeat during the international break, we’re taking this moment to take a look at five of the worst Manchester United debuts of all-time.
Click on the image below to reveal the five worst Manchester United debuts of all-time.