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5 ways in which Jose Mourinho can revive Manchester United

Sujith Mohan
ANALYST
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7.34K   //    18 Nov 2017, 16:00 IST

After a rollicking start to the 2017/18 season, Manchester United slowed down in the last few weeks and are now finding it hard to get back to winning ways. Jose Mourinho is facing a tough set of fixtures ahead and United are already 8 points behind unbeaten Manchester City and can't afford to lose further ground. 

On the brighter side, Mourinho will have the services of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Newcastle United this weekend. United's problem has been their torrid form in front of goal and the return of these 2 will be a shot in the arm for Mourinho. He is close to having his best United XI and the next few weeks could decide the outcome of the title race.

Let's look at the 5 ways in which Mourinho can revive the Red Devils' fortunes this season.

#5 Play both Zlatan and Lukaku as forwards

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Will Mourinho play both Zlatan and Lukaku

Jose Mourinho received a great news ahead of the Newcastle game as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba are back in training from their long term injuries. This could not have come at a better time for Mourinho and United.

Mourinho has so far played with a solitary striker but that could change with the return of Ibrahimovic. United have struggled to find the back of the net in the last few weeks and Ibrahimovic's inclusion will definitely address the situation that to an extent. But United have to be more ruthless and clinical if they are to challenge neighbors Manchester City for the title.

Ibrahimovic linked up well with Rashford last season and he can forge a similar partnership with Lukaku. It will take some pressure off the Belgian and he will get less attention because of the presence of super swede. 

Zlatan can hold the ball well and can pick some beautiful balls for Lukaku, which was lacking thus far at United. The Red Devils will have more avenues to score goals than depending solely on the abilities of Lukaku. Playing both strikers will stretch the opponents defense and create pockets of space for players like Pogba and Rashford to chip in with important goals. 


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