A drip, drip of low-grade antagonistic mediocrity under José Mourinho is slowly eroding everything United have been
Drip, drip, drip.
Watching Manchester United these days has taken on a strangely repetitive quality. Usually when giants flounder there is a grim fascination in seeing them fail, in watching players raised on success having to deal with defeat and misfortune. But not now, not any more. United grind on. They pick up some points, they drop some points. Nothing much changes. The narrative seems to have stalled. They have good players who can get them goals, but they have a propensity for chaos that means that 15 games into the season they have a negative goal difference. The slow erosion of everything Manchester United have been goes on.