Adam double consigns United to yet another defeat

Manchester United suffered an eighth league defeat of the season, losing 2-1 at Stoke City on Saturday afternoon.

Goals either side of Robin van Persie’s 47th minute strike from Scotland international Charlie Adam secured a victory for Mark Hughes’ men, leaving United seven points off the top four, and fifteen behind league leaders Arsenal.

The club have now lost more league games than in any season for ten years, while the last time they were defeated as many times in their opening twenty-four games (1989/90) they went on to finish in thirteen place.

They will now look to get back on track against bottom of the table Fulham on Sunday afternoon, before travelling to Arsenal the following Wednesday.

They then have a ten day break before they face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Meanwhile, David Moyes has hinted that Rio Ferdinand may be offered a new contract, according to the Metro.

The former England international had looked set to call time on his time at Old Trafford at the end of the season, with a move to MLS mooted.

However, the 35 year old could yet extend his stay in Manchester having already made 444 club appearances since arriving from Leeds United in July 2002.