Our Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern will be hoping for a better start to 2018 than they finished last year.

According to our regulars, Mourinho looked like he’d got things right at the start of the season, as the Red Devils looked to build on the successful first season under the Portuguese boss, winning the League cup and the Europa League. In doing so, becoming the first United manager to win a trophy in his first season.

He has been hugely backed in the transfer market by Ed Woodward and any barring one in the summer, he has got every one of his transfer targets. So, what’s he moaning about?

For United to be where they are at the moment, is an improvement on how things have been in recent seasons. However, they did win the FA Cup under former boss Louis Van Gaal, so surely Woodward would be looking to add to this recent trophy streak.

Our Landlord and the beer-swillers at the end of the bar have been discussing two things Mourinho needs to achieve this year…