5 tactical tweaks that could guide Manchester United to the 2017/18 Premier League title
They're not too far off and even a few of these tweaks could win them their 21st English First Division title.
Manchester United have had a decent season under new manager Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese veteran is still tweaking and adjusting this team to all of the various demands of the Premier League but could see widescale success only next season.
More additions to the squad in the upcoming summer transfer window as well as getting his game plan across to Manchester United's current crop of players could only benefit the club in the run in for next season's title.
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Yet, with the names linked and the kind of players already on the club's books, a few tactical readjustments could do the team a world of good. Here's looking at five such tweaks that could more or less bring about positive results:
#1 Anthony Martial ought to experience leading the line
21-year-old Anthony Martial has been an iffy success at the club so far in his first two seasons, yet every time he takes to the field – which is comparatively a lot lesser under Mourinho than under former manager, Louis van Gaal – it looks like he could make the difference.
His dribbling and pace mean he's able to change direction when on the ball quicker than defenders can anticipate, and most deadly centre-forwards have just that in abundance. Martial making the move to a central striker role could give Manchester United a whole new identity.
At AS Monaco, he played in said position for a few matches and impressed scouts a lot; and while it's almost an unwritten rule that young strikers have to learn to play on the wing, it's time Martial went back to the position that made him a Manchester United player in the first place.