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5 reasons why Manchester United will lose more games 

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10.20K   //    17 Nov 2017, 16:50 IST

Manchester United's bullish start to the season has come to an end. The bearish trend has started; Jose Mourinho has a tough task ahead of him post this International break. United are already eight points adrift of the league leaders and they cannot afford another slip up in the points table. All is not well in the United camp at the moment and the team looked more disoriented in their last game against Chelsea.

Here are the five reasons that will derail Manchester United's run in the Premier League and Champions League.

#1 Phil Jones Injury concern

Phil Jones is the most trusted lieutenant of Mourinho's defense this season

The biggest blow to Manchester United is the injury of their in-form defender, Phil Jones. The shape of Phil Jones is questionable after he hobbled out of England’s game against Germany in the 2nd half of the game.

Mourinho criticized the English coach, Gareth Southgate's decisiveness to field the center-back who was not fully fit in the starting eleven. Mourinho has previously had to deal with injuries to several key players and will be desperately hoping for Jones’ injury to be not grave, especially before the most hectic phase of the season.

United's defence looked despondent when Jones wasn't playing. With Victor Lindelof failing to live up to the expectations at Old Trafford, who will Mourinho trust during his absence?

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