Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney and Paul Pogba need to do better
Manchester United host Leicester City in the early kick off on Saturday with Jose Mourinho up against his old rival Claudio Ranieri.
It’s no secret that in the past the two coaches have not got on – especially after comments made by Jose when he was in charge of Chelsea the first time round.
Yes, United won in the week in the cup but a defeat against the Foxes would mean Mourinho has lost three consecutive league games for only the second time in his career.
There will be late fitness tests for Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial whilst Kasper Schmeichel is a doubt for Ranieri’s side.
After receiving lots of abuse and negative attention after the defeat against Watford the England captain will need to put in a better performance of risk being dropped.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic might have five goals to his name this season but he has now gone three games without scoring and his last came in the derby defeat against City on the 10th September.
Big money signing Paul Pogba has looked good since returning to the club but he has not looked like an £89 million player! It was always going to take time to settle back in Old Trafford but with his team struggling for form now is not a time for the club to be carrying anyone!
As for Rooney the pressure really is on as he has only scored once and that was on the opening day of the season! United’s fans have always stuck by the ex-Everton player, even after he had requested a transfer, but people are getting fed up and would even be happy if he was to leave in the summer.
One positive is young Marcus Rashford who has scored three times in six appearances with two coming in the last two games.
With Liverpool away only weeks away Jose Mourinho will need to have the Red Devils performing much better!
- John Terry to leave Chelsea at the end of the season
- Marcus Rashford is Manchester United’s home-grown talent but he must make the most of his limited chances
- Pep Guardiola needs to overhaul Manchester City’s defence with John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala not living up to their price tag
- Rudy Gestede has joined Middlesbrough