Seeing Man United lose a point to Wolves in the dreary draw, it wouldn’t have been too shocking if the tears had dropped from Mourinho’s pained face. Admittedly, Man United lacked dynamism, creativity and grit in the match against Wolves. For all the possession, they amassed, they could barely make it count.
Huge signing Alexis Sanchez is yet to settle his boots in Old Trafford enough to make his mark. Pogba was erratic showing flashes of ingenious class paled with a flashes of embarrassing insignificance. For sure, it has been an ancestral problem of Man United under Mourinho to kill of games. In the upper season, Man United labored painfully with teams coming back to snatch draws from them late in the game.
With a tactically revamped Chelsea under Sarri gleaming with aesthetic football, Man United’s place in the top four look largely threatened. And after smearing his glowing reputation as a reliable trophy hunter last season with no titles or glory, Mourinho should be rightly hunting every trophy this season.
Undoubtedly winning a trophy at least would soothe the wincing ego of the Red Devils fans who feel they are already losing the pride war and dominance of the city to Man City. Therefore no trophy would be too small – not even the Carabao Cup.
Remarkably, Man United will be playing Derby in the Carabao Cup. Derby a side now led by a former Mourinho lieutenant in the name of Lampard. However, we expect Mourinho to quickly dismiss such courtesy and send his boys to dismantle Lampard’s Derby. Would Man United win Derby, more even, would they win both halves?
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