Man Utd failed to pick up maximum points over the weekend, and not for the first time this season. Though the Red Devils have managed to secure a spot in the top half of the table, with 3 wins so far, it’s been far from the ideal start to the season for them.
It’s clear that Jose Mourinho has a lot of work to do to ensure that his team is able to challenge at the top of the Premier League, and that’s particularly true of his attack. Though blessed with bags of natural talent, the Red Devils are struggling to make an impact going forward, and that’s why we suggested a few changes ahead of their draw with Wolves.
We argued that a trio of Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial would be able to do the business, with the big talking point regarding Martial – who has fought for a spot with Alexis Sanchez since the Chilean moved to Old Trafford.
Sanchez’s recent form has been mixed, and so despite his huge salary of £505,000-per-week, he certainly shouldn’t be an immediate starter, and it appears as though fans would much rather see Martial in the team.
We asked fans whether they’d like to see Alexis Sanchez or Anthony Martial in the team, and just 30% of those polled voted in favour of Man Utd’s Chilean attacker. Conversely, a whopping 70% are in favour of Martial.
This is likely in stark contrast to Mourinho’s own beliefs, given that he has persisted with Sanchez for much of the season. Certainly, he’s under pressure to get the best out of the costly asset, but still, he must place form above anything else.
Martial has looked decent when he has played this season, despite the difficult conditions he finds himself in, and so it’s clear that Jose Mourinho has a big call on his hands. Fans, though, evidently have made their choice. It will be interesting to see who is selected when the Premier League returns at the weekend.
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