After seven matches of the 2019-20 campaign, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have only won twice and collected nine points.
They sit 10th in the table, only in the top half on goal difference, having amassed the same number of points as Burnley.
United have twice had 10 points on the board at this stage of the season, in the 2018-19 and 2013-14 campaigns.
9 - Manchester United's haul of nine points from their opening seven league games is their lowest at this stage of a top-flight campaign since 1989-90 (7). Flat. #MUNARS
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 30, 2019
Jose Mourinho lasted until December last term with Solskjaer installed as his replacement, initially on a temporary basis.
David Moyes limped through to April before being sacked in the 13-14 season, United's first campaign after Alex Ferguson's retirement.