Manchester United are beginning to wobble again and Jose Mourinho desperately needs to start winning games at Old Trafford, if the Red Devils are to break into the top-four in the Premier League at the start of the season.
Supporters here in the Tavern have grown concerned with results again recently, and it’s a pattern that has really hampered Jose’s progress at the helm through large parts of this campaign.
He’s overseen some comprehensive and solid victories but on far too many occasions the Red Devils haven’t been clinical enough and team’s who, five years ago, wouldn’t have hoped of getting anything at Old Trafford, are now leaving with points.
Even our pub landlord has grown concerned with matters recently and he’s been following the club since the early days of the Fergie era, which produced some very anxious times indeed!
But looking ahead to this weekend, the Red Devils travel to the North East to face under-pressure Sunderland, in what is a real must-win game for Mourinho.
So with that in mind, here’s the starting XI we think Jose should pick that has the potential to demolish the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light…