Manchester United seem to be having a very topsy-turvy season.
Even though their condition has stabilized quite a bit in recent weeks, with Jose Mourinho’s job not looking under threat and a terrific comeback win over Juventus in the Champions League, some bigger troubles may still persist.
For a club of their stature, their Premier League standing is appalling, to say the least, and the competitiveness of the competition is certainly not an excuse that the Red Devils can rely on, what with the top three teams still remaining unbeaten.
However, things may not improve either, with Mourinho’s no.1 pet peeve looking likely to continue on into the winter.
As per the Independent, the higher-ups at Old Trafford have made no attempts at landing a world-class centre-back this winter. This is despite Mourinho being vocal that the side’s current woes are due to his summer transfer wishes for a leader in the heart of their defense not being met.
However, the report adds that the Portuguese gaffer is getting increasingly frustrated with the lack of activity, with some claims even suggesting that the manager is yet to secure a proper sit-down with Ed Woodward to discuss winter purchases. This may lead to some heated moments at the club.
Further, it is believed that the side isn’t too confident in Mourinho’s transfer choices either, given how the gaffer is allegedly unhappy with the performances of Fred, Victor Lindelof, and Eric Bailly, all three being players that Jose once highly touted and singlehandedly lauded.
However, this doesn’t take away from the fact that stability in their defense is clearly an area where United need to work on, with the club making some frankly embarrassing mistakes at the back this season.
But with an indifferent board and a frustrated manager, where are the Red Devils headed to?