United drop to twelfth after latest defeat

Manchester United slipped to twelfth place in the Premier League following their 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon.

After a goalless first half, Morgan Amalfitano put the visitors in from before Wayne Rooney equalised with a long range free kick three minutes later.

However, England U21 international Saul Berahino restored the Baggies lead ten minutes later, and they held on to record a famous victory.

Three defeats in their opening six games represent United’s worst start in twenty-four years, though they could rise to seventh with victory over bottom of the league Sunderland on Saturday, should other results fall in their favour.

They will first turn their attention to Wednesday evening’s trip to Ukraine, where they will face Shakhtar Donetsk in their second Champions League group game.

Meanwhile, Manchester City are considering a bid for highly rated teenager Adnan Januzaj, according to the Metro.

City are reportedly prepared to offer the Belgian triple his current wage in an attempt to secure his services, while United are currently in talks with the 18 year old over a deal.

Januzaj came on as a second half substitute on Saturday to make his fourth appearance for the Premier League champions.

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