Red Devils here in the Tavern are drinking in delight as they return to winnings ways in the form of the Carabao cup.
Manchester United have found themselves pondering their Premier League title challenge after two lacklustre performances have left them 5 points adrift of the high flying Manchester City. Having shown a lack of fight and heart in recent matches, it’s yet to be seen as to whether the mighty Reds can resurrect some kind of hope and determination to drive themselves up towards the summit.
Having lost their last game domestically, they’ve always been impressive in the cup competitions, which looks long to continue as they scrape a 1-0 victory away at Benfica to cement their 100% record in Europe. Moving things back to England – well Wales – there was no change either as they pulled off a convincing 2-0 win away at the Liberty Stadium and they left their mark on the Welsh side.
However, with there still loads of work to be done if they are to receive any form of a trophy triumph this season, the hard work turns to the importance of the Premier League, as nothing less than a Champions League place will be expected from Ed Woodward with the calibre of squad at their disposal. But one thing that’s driving United fans more than ever is the determination to succeed bitter local rivals City at the top, as a title winning season for Pep and his side could see them paint the City of Manchester blue.
Indeed, with the current form of teams in the Premier League they don’t come tougher than welcoming the steamrolling Spurs to Old Trafford, as the London based side look to make it 11 games unbeaten in all competitions. Against a side that breezed passed Liverpool with an emphatic 4-1 win last time out, it looks as if United will have to name their strongest line up if they are to come away with anything.
So here’s the starting XI that Mourinho should think about starting…