It all looked so bright at the beginning of the season for Manchester United fans. The appointment of the serial trophy winning ‘Special One’ and a big transfer war chest suggested the good times could be on their way back again for the red side of Manchester.
Then came the signings, which looked to be exactly what United needed, albeit expensive.
A strong defender in Eric Bailly, a world class midfielder in Paul Pogba, a creative and goalscoring attacking midfielder in Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and finally the big personality and reliable goalscoring machine that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
What was so great about these buys is they looked to fill positions that United exactly needed. Jose looked to have pinpointed the exact areas that needed improvement and got the men he wanted.
The start of the season also looked promising for Jose and the Red Devils as they won the Community Shield and picked up three straight wins in the Premier League, although worrying signs were evident.
However, the arrival of high-flying Manchester City at Old Trafford at the beginning of September is where it all began to unravel.
A defeat to Mourinho’s bitter rival Pep Guardiola left a sour taste in the mouth, things went from bad to worse.
Another two defeats in a row and extremely poor performances saw the atmosphere take a swift turn. A dire game at Anfield against Liverpool didn’t do anything to quash the negativity and a crushing blow to Chelsea is probably the worst yet.
So, what’s going wrong? There have been signs in recent weeks that United could be sparking into life, but this doesn’t dispel the issues Manchester United have had this season so far.
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