Manchester United’s attack is a problem that Jose Mourinho will love to have

Manchester United’s attack is a problem that Jose Mourinho will love to have
By Mark Weasley
The win over West Ham on Monday was clouded by claims of poor officiating by respected referee, Mike Dean.
The Red Devils have now won six league games on the trot, and are marching up the league table. The story of the day however was the substitutions made by Jose Mourinho in the game, Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata were brought into the game, and they changed the complexion of the match to devastating effect. The pair combined for the first goal, sending Mourinho into raptures on the touchline and ensure that we keep in touch with the teams above us in the race for the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho is spoilt for choice in attack line with the likes of Mkhitaryan, Martial, Mata, Rooney, Rashford, Lingard and Ibrahimovic all competing for three slots in attack. Mourinho has reverted from his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation to the 4-3-3 that served him well in his first spell at Chelsea.

The change in formation was necessitated by the need to get the best out of Paul Pogba, the 23-year-old Frenchman has looked reborn in recent months after a stuttering start, and has been galvanized by the emergence of Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick as part of the midfield trio.

Players like Mkhitaryan, Mata and Martial have all struggled for consistency all season, but have shown over recent weeks, they will fight to keep their first team place. Throw in the likes of Memphis Depay and Ashley Young, then there is a suggestion that Mourinho is spoilt for choice in attack. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is undroppable at the moment, and has netted 19 goals since his summer arrival on a free transfer.

As United continue to play in four competitions, there will be a rotation of sorts which means the players know that they have to give their all to keep their places in the team. Mourinho has won his last seven games, his best run since 2013, and will be looking to continue that run and he is spoilt for choice in the forward department.

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