Manchester United have had mixed fortunes this season, causing their fans in the Transfer Tavern to cheer and cry in equal measure.
The Red Devils are currently only one place off the European places, but this masks their inconsistency and lack of team cohesion.
In fact, United are 13 points adrift of leaders Chelsea, much further away than this time last year when they sat second in the league.
Big-money signings like Pogba and Mkhitaryan have flattered to deceive and more established stars like Rooney and Smalling have also failed to perform at their best.
Manager Jose Mourinho has experimented with his tactics and personnel this season in an effort to get United firing.
Our Landlord was shocked to see Mata become a regular fixture in the starting line-up, but this has proven a masterstroke by Mourinho.
Fans of the Red Devils will be hoping their manager can reclaim his Midas touch of old and return United to winning ways sooner rather than later.
Do you agree with my choice of the TWO United players Mourinho must play to revive their fortunes this season, or do you think there are other players who deserve more of a chance?
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience