Marouane Fellaini: Manchester United are in a "little crisis"

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Three defeats in eight days and Manchester United are at panic stations.

It all began at Old Trafford last Saturday, where Jose Mourinho's men were overpowered by rivals Manchester City and slumped to a 2-1 defeat.

Five days later they were on the losing side once again, this time to Feyenoord in the Europa League despite fielding a strong line-up that featured £89 million signing Paul Pogba.


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And then, on Sunday, United suffered their third straight defeat against Watford, this time losing 3-1 thanks to some catastrophic defending at Vicarage Road.

Nine points from their opening five games is by no means a poor return but alarm bells appear to be ringing around the Theatre of Dreams, with a solution yet unknown.

If Marouane Fellaini's take on their poor run of form is anything to go by, though, time is of the essence.

According to the Belgian, United are in a "little crisis".

He said, per ESPN: "It's a little crisis, you could say, because Manchester United cannot lose three games.

"But we have to lift our heads. It's still early, it's the start of the season still. We haven't even played 10 games yet, but we absolutely have to win."

Speaking to MUTV, Fellaini called upon his teammates to rally together and work through their rut.

"At half-time, the manager told us to come out and play with confidence and we did that by grabbing the goal," he added. "We played with tempo and we need to start doing that from the first minute.

"In the second half, we were much better. We kept the ball, created chances and played forward. We got back into the game at 1-1 but then we gave away the second goal by giving them too much space and not pressing the ball.

"Yes, [the mood] is low but we are men and we must stand up together and show ourselves. To lose was a tough moment but we must be ready to go again on Wednesday.

"We need to focus. At the moment heads are down but, as I said, we must stand together and fight and show that we are confident."

As for Mourinho, he's convinced that some of his players are struggling mentaly.

He said: "My feeling is that it was not because we started the season very well with the Community Shield and three victories in a row in the Premier League, I think the best start that a new manager has had at Man United.

"It was not because of that that I was thinking that my team was ready, was the end product, was perfect, was unbeatable.

"I was completely aware that we were not the perfect team, that we had lots of players who are not end products and can make their own mistakes."

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