It is far too early in the season to know who will win the title. It is a long race to see who will finish on top, and by no means is the title race over yet.
In fact, this is probably the most exciting season to date, with many teams that can be considered genuine title contenders.
However, Manchester United should not be considered one of those teams.
The Red Devils currently sit in eighth place, behind the likes of Everton and Newcastle, and currently they are 10 points behind league leaders Arsenal.
While 10 points seems like a surmountable deficit to overcome, we have to remember that the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool all sit above David Moyes' team in the table.
As Manchester United continue to struggle for form, the other clubs are flourishing in this crucial period of the season.
Manchester City look like a title-winning squad with a free-flowing attack and a formidable home record. The loss of Sergio Aguero will be a blow, but with Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko as other options, City need not worry about the loss of their wonderful Argentinian.
Chelsea, despite not being on the best of form, have found ways to grind out the results and win the games they need to win. Jose Mourinho will undoubtedly ensure that they do not lose focus as the title race gets ever closer.
Liverpool and Luis Suarez have shown that they are up for the race this year, and with their main man on quite scintillating form they will not be expecting to drop points any time soon.
And then there is Arsenal, who, although experiencing a current dip in form, are not lacking in firepower and will expect to be on the rise again very shortly.
With all these teams looking like true title contenders, Manchester United probably need to look at just finishing inside the top four, without worrying too much about whether or not they win the title.
Already being down double digits in the title race they do not look like a squad that can overcome this deficit.
It is safe to say they are out of the title race.
But not out of the race for the top four, and this is what David Moyes really needs to focus on.
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