Manchester United were flat, uninspiring and completely lacking in any creativity during a 1-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
During the first half, in particular, Man United rarely threatened the Baggies goal despite dominating possession.
Eventually, Chris Brunt punished United’s poor performance with a deflected free-kick which gave West Brom the lead.
Robin van Persie might have drawn the two sides level but he missed a penalty late on after Saido Berahino was adjudged to have handled in the box.
Even if United had scored, it would have just papered over the cracks of what was a dismal display.
In seems that all opposition teams have had to do to nullify United in recent weeks is put numbers behind the ball.
Despite having world-class attacking talent in their ranks in the form of players such as Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria, United have struggled to break teams down. The West Brom loss was United’s third in a row, with no goals scored in that time. They need to be much better in the final three games of the campaign.