Our Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping for a win today against Newcastle United to keep hopes of a second place finish.
It seemingly looks as if Jose Mourinho has conceded the title to rivals Man City even though City dropped points again last weekend, the gap is simply that big. Indeed, such a big swing in United’s favour over the course of the next few months is a big ask, no matter how optimistic our resident Red Devils are.
United are seeking their highest league position finish since they won the title last back in 2013, in what would be a definite sign of progress, despite the distance between them and City. Many of the regulars in the bar think that if it wasn’t for Man City’s incredible run this year, the title race would have been a lot closer than it currently is.
While Jose Mourinho has brought in Alexis Sanchez among other high profile players during his 18-month stint at the club, he’s still kept up with the 80-year tradition of a youth academy player being named in a matchday squad.
With that in mind, our landlord takes a look at TWO players who need to impress Mourinho this afternoon to get more first-team minutes in the remainder of the season…