Buttner: Our season starts here
A troublesome start to David Moyes' tenure took a sharp downturn on Saturday as West Brom recorded their first win at Old Trafford since 1978. It was United's third loss in six Premier League games, representing their worst start to a league campaign since 1989. They have not scored a league goal in open play since their trip to Swansea on the first day of the campaign, have now fallen eight points behind early pace-setters Arsenal and hover just three above the relegation zone.
"I don't think it is a crisis," said the Dutch defender. "Of course the crowd want to see Manchester United winning - the players want that too.
The sheer upheaval created by Ferguson's exit is an obvious one, while Moyes' comment that United "didn't defend well at all but didn't attack well at times either" told its own story on a sobering day, with Moyes also casting doubt on the club's Champions League credentials in quotes carried by some of the Sunday newspapers. Yet, with the exception of Paul Scholes' retirement, the arrival of Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj's elevation to first-team duties, it is exactly the same squad that romped to glory in Ferguson's final campaign.
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