Manchester United's woes intensify with 2-1 loss to West Brom

AP, Saturday 28 Sep 2013

Manchester United lose 2-1 to West Bromwich Albion in the 6th matchday of the English Premier league on Saturday

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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, upper right, heads a ball toward the goal during the English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Sept. 28, 2013 (Photo: AP)

Manchester United's early-season problems intensified by losing 2-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, leaving the champions languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League after six games.

Saido Berahino buried a 67th-minute winner for West Brom at Old Trafford to cap another sluggish display by United that has typified David Moyes' short tenure.

Wayne Rooney scored a free kick for the third straight league game in the 57th to cancel out Morgan Amalfitano's stylish solo goal for the visitors three minutes earlier, but United was run ragged at times as Moyes' decision to rest key players ahead of the Champions League next week backfired.

United has just seven points from a possible 18 and has already lost three league games, piling the pressure on Moyes.

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