Manchester United’s season has not been the best thus far, as manager Jose Mourinho battles with both squad and boardroom problems it would seem.
The Red Devils look a far cry from being at the level of success they once had under Sir Alex Ferguson, and Mourinho will be hoping that over the busy winter period he can inspire his squad to pick up plenty of points in the Premier League.
Currently sitting some nine points off leaders City, there is a lot of work to do it would seem, but we should never count out a team of United’s stature, and there is every reason to believe that success could still come their way if certain things fall into place.
With that thought in mind, we at the Transfer Tavern have taken a look at TWO things United can do to ensure they topple rivals City at the top of the Premier League table…
Sort out the Paul Pogba situation
Regardless of what is said, there has been something not quite right about World Cup winner Pogba this season.
His performances have at times flattered to deceive, and United need to see the full abilities of Pogba if they are to have success. If Pogba cannot show that, and remains a disruptive influence in the squad, then United simply have to move the Frenchman on and cut their losses while they can.
Keep the faith with Martial
One big plus for United this season has been the form of Anthony Martial.
Goals, assists, and impressive performances from the young French forward have finally got Old Trafford believing he can be the talent so many thought he would turn into when he joined.
If Martial can maintain his form, keep banging in the goals and maintain his levels of consistency, then United have every chance of reeling City in at the top.
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