However, that would apparently be a deeply simplistic and naïve interpretation.
The consensus among the pundits and rival managers is not that United are getting worse - everyone else is getting stronger.
Take their back-to-back defeats over the New Year - including a shocking home loss to a side that were 28/1 shots at kick-off.
Blackburn's win at Old Trafford was greeted as proof positive that the Premier League's competitive balance remains alive and well.
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