The stats would suggest that it is highly unlikely that Manchester United will finish in the top four this season. This is definitely a fall from grace given the club's past successes. What shocks most is usually not that the club has taken backward steps after the loss of Alex Ferguson but rather how quickly they have lost competitiveness.
Below is a table that shows how teams faired the season after winning the Premier League title. For the most part teams that have won the title offer a strong challenge the following season too, often retaining the trophy. Only once was a Premier League winner outside of the top three the season after – Blackburn were 7th in the 1995-1996 season after topping the pile the year before. If things remain as they are this season David Moyes’ side will replicate this
Historically speaking winning the league doesn't just have repercussions for that season, approx 85% of the time the winning team come back to win it or are runner up the season after too. Which, of course, makes sense and is just another stat that doesn't do Mr.Moyes any favours.