Manchester United have suffered their third consecutive defeat today.
After a summer that promised so much, Manchester United’s season already seems to be stalling.
Despite spending over £150 million on new players, and making a promising start top the their Premier League campaign, Jose Mourinho’s side look unbalanced, particularly in midfield.
Paul Pogba doesn’t seem to know what role he should be playing, while Wayne Rooney’s performances could force the manager’s hand in terms of selection.
There are also problems at the back, where Daley Blind was exposed against Manchester City and Matteo Darmian has simply been unable to give any sense of security.
Although Mourinho inherited many of these problems, his signings make it very difficult for United to field a cohesive team.
How can Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Wayne Rooney play in the same starting XI? is it possible to play Paul Pogba in his favoured position while also offering protection to the back four?
While United are still some way off a crisis, given the pace at which City have started the season, Mourinho’s team could find themselves out of the title race very soon if changes are not made.
With the players at their disposal, we believe United should deploy a 4-3-3 system. Although it wouldn’t make them any stronger at the back, such a system allows for greater dynamism going forward.