Manchester United has faced a challenging start to the season, enduring defeats in three of their initial five Premier League matches and a setback in their Champions League opener against Bayern Munich.

With upcoming fixtures against Burnley, Crystal Palace, Brentford, and Sheffield United, the Red Devils aim to reverse their fortunes.

Sutton, speaking on Mail Sport’s ‘It’s All Coming Up,’ attributed United’s recent struggles to midfield issues.

He highlighted their reliance on the counter-attack and identified it as a significant problem.

The performance of United’s new goalkeeper, Andre Onana, who was signed for £47 million from Inter Milan, came under scrutiny after a costly error against Bayern Munich.

Ladyman, Mail Sport’s Football Editor, saw the mistake as a reflection of the overall uncertainty affecting the team this season.

Ladyman expressed concern about the team’s confidence draining away, pointing to individual performances like Lisandro Martinez’s decline and goalkeepers making mistakes.

Despite notable displays from players like Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Hojlund, there’s a growing sense of uncertainty within the squad.

United’s midfield struggled in the early weeks, with Mason Mount, Bruno Fernandes, and Casemiro forming an unbalanced combination.

Even with the introduction of Christian Eriksen, the challenges persisted, leading to Erik ten Hag experimenting with a diamond system against Brighton.

As they prepare to face Burnley, Sutton emphasized the importance of a victory for both Manchester United and Ten Hag. The pressure is mounting, and Sutton believes securing three points is crucial to lift the gloom surrounding Old Trafford.

“I think this is a must-win for Manchester United at the weekend. More importantly, I think it’s a must-win for Erik ten Hag because I think the faith among the Manchester United support will be dwindling with every loss, with every insipid performance.”

“Burnley seems to be an obvious opportunity for Manchester United to get their season back on the rails.

I think the draw would be a bad result for Ten Hag. Ten Hag needs this. I don’t think anybody expected them to beat Bayern Munich in fairness.

And, you know, Onana had a nightmare.”

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