Manchester United's poor midfield appears to have hit rock bottom.
We all know Manchester United's midfield is woeful, but it appears after their defeat to Olympiakos the whole of Europe do too.
They are certainly of that opinion in France, with the results of a poll on popular website Le10sport providing humiliating reading for the club and their fans.
The website posed the question, which club in Europe has the best central midfield?
Now perhaps unsurprisingly French side PSG topped the vote with 33%, although with their quartet of Motta, Verratti, Matuidi and Cabaye it is hard to argue there is no merit in the bias.
Following them were Barcelona - Fabregas, Iniesta, Xavi and Busquets 24%, and Real Madrid - Modric, Illarramendi, Xabi Alonso, Di Maria 12%.
Juventus attracted 10% of the vote thanks to their powerful midfield of Pogba, Vidal, Pirlo and Marchisio, ahead of Bayern Munich on 8% - Lahm, Kroos, Thiago, Schweinsteiger.
Agree with the order or not, it left all the Premier League teams searching for the scraps, except United found none.
Arsenal picked up 2% of the vote, as did both Chelsea and Manchester City, while AS Roma and Borussia Dortmund received 1% of vote each, with French side AS Monaco picking up the remaining 5%.
Which meant Manchester United were the only side in the poll to pick up an embarrassing 0% of the vote.
With their midfield listed as Cleverley, Giggs, Carrick and Fellaini, to compare those four to those listed above tells it's own story, translated via the figures.
No wonder David Moyes is so desperate to sign Toni Kroos.
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