Jose Mourinho’s first three months at Manchester United haven’t been as good as many expected.

His United side have won just five of their opening 11 league games and already sit eight points adrift of league leaders Liverpool.

Defeats against title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea have thrown United’s title credentials into doubt, and their contest with Arsenal on Saturday will once again demonstrate how close Mourinho’s men are to the top sides.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Their victory over Swansea prior to the international break was just their second win in eight league matches, but it might help bring back some confidence in a United side that have lacked energy and spark in the opening months.

Mourinho’s side are also struggling in the Europa League, and need two wins from their last two group matches to guarantee qualification for the last 32.

Nonetheless, despite their indifferent start, many are still expecting United to be there or thereabouts come May, but more signings may be needed in January to keep them competitive.

Thus, here are TWO players that would help win the title for United this season…

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