Manchester United

4-2-3-1: Rooney out, Martial in – Mourinho must play this XI to brush aside West Brom this evening

Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that they have finally found their feet and are not out of the title hunt.

Having endured a slow start to the season, the Red Devils are starting to reclaim their swagger of old.

Manager Jose Mourinho was accused of putting together a team with a conspicuous lack of identity and style, but the players in red have started to play like a team and held their own at the back whilst also troubling opposition defences.

Belatedly, Mourinho has decided on a front six that seems to strike the right balance.

While they conceded plenty of possession to Spurs on the weekend, they never look threatened. 

United won’t base their game on possession, just winning – as is Mourinho’s way.

Plenty of regulars and United fans have at least partially attributed United’s improvement in performance to Wayne Rooney’s absence.

It was a big decision for Mourinho to drop the captain against Spurs, though Rooney came back in for the victory over Palace in the week.

Do you agree with the landlord’s Man Utd starting XI? Let me know in the comments below….

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