Man United have already lost the the title, claims Robbie Savage

Robbie Savage believes Manchester United could already have lost their grip on the Premier League title this season

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Robbie Savage believes Manchester United could already have lost their grip on the Premier League title following their disappointing efforts in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils finally brought in Marouane Fellaini from Everton late on transfer deadline day after failed attempts to sign the likes of Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fàbregas over the course of the summer.

United also failed in their efforts to land Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao on a season-long loan, and also saw their attempt to bring in midfielder Ander Herrera fall through.

And after United won only one of their opening three Premier League games, Savage fears the club have already started to surrender their top-flight crown.

“I think the big argument is, have United lost the title this August? I think they possibly have,” Savage told BBC Sport.

“[They signed] Fellaini last minute, lost out on Coentrao, never got Fabregas, never got Thiago – Herrera was a shambles. So, I think United could have possibly lost the title this August like [Manchester] City lost it last year.”

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