Man Utd have been impressing over the last few weeks, and their turnaround could not have come at a better time. They’ve been struggling for a while with Jose Mourinho’s men looking far behind their rivals in the Premier League.
For a club of their stature, of course, that’s just not good enough, and so further improvement will be expected.
Jose Mourinho’s men are clearly on the right path, but there are a number of obstacles, namely within the current playing squad.
The Man Utd squad, broadly, is fine and able to compete at the highest levels, but there have been a few players that as of late just haven’t been good enough.
So, with the January transfer window now less than two months away, the Red Devils need to start thinking about their plans, and a few sales should be on the horizon.
With that said, Man Utd’s resurgence could go into overdrive in January if these 2 flops are sold – agreed?
Phil Jones was signed back in 2011, but it’s still fair to call the Englishman a flop.
He was signed because, as a youngster, he was looking like one of England’s most talented players, and his performances for Blackburn Rovers seemed to reflect that.
However, it hasn’t quite gone that smoothly.
He just hasn’t been able to live up to that massive potential, instead having had to settle for a very mixed and a very divisive career.
Even now, he hasn’t been able to hold down a spot in the Man Utd first team after all these years, and that says it all.
Mistakes have been a constant throughout his career, and they’d be better off without him and his inconsistency.
Will Man Utd sell Alexis Sanchez in January? It’s honestly tough to see it happening, as Ed Woodward won’t want to admit defeat on such a massive signing.
However, would Man Utd be better off doing that? Absolutely.
The signing of the Chilean has been nothing short of a disaster, with his form and work ethic reducing at a rapid rate with every passing week.
Selling him would do more than just free-up a spot in the first team, too.
His huge salary means that his departure would open up a huge space in Man Utd’s wage bill – space that could be used to upgrade other areas within the Man Utd squad.
That could help improve the team significantly.