Last Saturday was a step in the right direction for Manchester United football club. Beating Manchester City at the Etihad 3-2 is proof that José Mourinho’s men are capable of winning the Premier League in the near future. It’s all well and good delaying your arch rivals from winning the title at your expense, but a club of United’s stature should be celebrating more than that.
In the past two seasons, José Mourinho has spent £350million at Old Trafford; such spending power should be reflected in the Red Devils’ silverware success. Next season, Manchester United must make sure we have an actual league title race.
Here’s what they need to do to make that happen.
1Play Paul Pogba in a three
Paul Pogba has become the most polarising figure in football. Everyone seems to have an opinion on him, mostly condescending views. But there’s no doubt about it; the Frenchman has the world-class ability in his feet. To get the best out of him, Pogba must be played in a midfield three, not a pivot.
In a pivot, the 25-year-old has too much defensive responsibility that restricts his creativity. In a three, he’s allowed to roam and travel from box to box. If you free the shackles from Paul Pogba, he will deliver, just like he did against Manchester City.