David de Gea error highlights how Man Utd are on their last legs! Winners and losers as West Ham defeat leaves top-four hopes in the balance | Goal.com UK
Erik ten Hag’s side look dishevelled and in desperate need of a break after losing a second Premier League game in a row
How did Manchester United get themselves in this situation? Finishing in the top four should be the bare minimum for Erik ten Hag’s side, and it looked as if they were guaranteed to do so after beating Aston Villa last week to move seven points clear of Liverpool.
But that advantage has been chopped down to just a single point after a limp 1-0 defeat at West Ham following yet another goalkeeping gaffe from David de Gea. This demoralising loss came just three days after losing 1-0 at Brighton from a 99th-minute penalty, and the main takeaway is that the Red Devils look utterly exhausted.
They have had a gruelling and exciting season, going deep in four competitions. But their exertions in the Europa League and both domestic cups are now putting at risk the most basic objective, which is to qualify for the Champions League.
Liverpool and Brighton are now serious threats to that goal, and it is going to be a nerve-shredding end to the season when United must once more lean on their excellent home form, because their results away from home are diabolical.
GOAL breaks down the winners & losers from the London Stadium…