Manchester United have now been in sixth place for 97 days despite their impressive unbeaten run in the Premier League.
It’s an incredibly frustrating situation for Jose Mourinho, who watched his side win for the first time in four games against Leicester on Sunday.
That 3-0 victory was as much down to the Foxes’ abysmal defending as anything else, but the Red Devils should still take heart from what could be a vital three points.
Mourinho told reporters on Saturday that that his players were “lacking a winning mentality” after three draws in a row – and one player seems to think that dig was aimed at him specifically.
The Mirror report that Anthony Martial has taken offence at the comments and thinks the Special One is turning him into a scapegoat for the club’s problems.
The newspaper also claim that United will allow him to join Paris Saint-Germain if the Ligue 1 champions make an offer this summer.
It’s certainly clear that Martial is out of favour with Mourinho, who has repeatedly confined him to the bench, but he does seem to have been singled out for harsh treatment.
The 21-year-old has scored six goals this season, the same amount as Marcus Rashford and one more than Henrikh Mkhitaryan – but he finds himself below both in the pecking order.