The Man Utd fans in the Football Transfer Tavern thought that their season couldn’t get any worse…
Jose Mourinho has enjoyed a pretty poor start to life as Man Utd boss, much to the dismay of the Red Devils in the Tavern.
Man Utd currently sit in a dissapointing 6th place in the Premier League – and things aren’t getting any easier for the Manchester giants…
Mourinho comes up against his old foe Arsene Wenger this weekend, as the Red Devils take on Arsenal – in a match that Mourinho will be expected to win.
According to the Telegraph, however, the game comes at a particularly poor time for the Portuguese boss.
The Telegraph are reporting that Man Utd are in the midst of somewhat of an injury crisis – with no less than 7 players at risk of missing the game through injury.
In particular, they note that Bailly, Smalling will miss the game, whilst players including Rooney and Valencia appear unlikely to feature. Add to this the suspension of Zlatan Ibrahimovic – and Jose Mourinho looks set to be in trouble.
The Man Utd fans in the Tavern think this could pose a real problem for the Red Devils this weekend, with Mourinho likely to be forced into fielding a severely depleted first team. Their main areas of concern are the defence and attack – with Mourinho fairly well stocked in the middle-of-the-park.
Should Rooney miss the game, Mourinho may be forced to use Marcus Rashford up-front – and he has struggled so far this season. Our landlord thinks that he runs the risk of being burnt out – so Mourinho must bare that in mind.
Defensively, players like Young and Darmian could be forced into position – despite the fact that both have largely been considered secondary players under Mourinho. Michael Carrick could also be forced into playing far deeper than he is used to – as Mourinho looks to fill his defensive void.
A few of the Man Utd fans by the bar have suggested that this game could make or break Mourinho’s tenure – and it is hard to disagree…
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