After weeks of disappointment, Man Utd put in their first comfortable performance of the season on Wednesday, with a 3-0 coming against Young Boys in the Champions League. Many players impressed for Jose Mourinho, and that will give him a few selection headaches as the Red Devils prepare for a game with Wolves this weekend.
Now, it’s up to Jose Mourinho and his players to transition their European form into Premier League wins, and that won’t be easy to do. Particularly, with Wolves the opposition this weekend, Man Utd will have to impress to stand any chance of getting the win.
Jose Mourinho can only do so much though once the whistle has been blown. Much of his work must come ahead of time, and it’s important for the boss to get his team selection spot on.
So far this term, the Man Utd attack has been below expectations, and so in particular, Mourinho must pick the correct players in this area of the field.
But who should he select?
On the left, given Alexis Sanchez’s struggles, the Red Devils would be far better served by the introduction of Anthony Martial. He impressed for the club on Wednesday night against Young Boys, even picking up a goal, and that’s more than can be said of Sanchez of late, with the Chilean not looking good. Martial offers youthful pace and energy, and that could give Man Utd a new facet from which to build down the wings.
Leading the line should, undoubtedly, be Romelu Lukaku. He’s bagged 4 Premier League goals in 4 games, and that’s a particularly impressive record given that, broadly speaking, Man Utd haven’t looked great. He’s scoring, he’s making excellent runs, even his passing is much improved. In truth, this season has been an improvement all round from Lukaku.
On the right, perhaps Jesse Lingard should play. The Red Devils don’t really have any options on the right-hand side in a natural sense, but perhaps Lingard is the best choice. The Englishman is still riding the wave stemming from the World Cup, and his pace and technical ability have been good for Man Utd already this season. He needs more end product, but he’s reliable.
Man Utd’s attack isn’t the strongest in the Premier League, but there is a ton of talent here that Mourinho should utilise.
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