The causes of Manchester United’s malaise under Jose Mourinho are myriad and are a debate for a different day.
Nevertheless, it is hard to dispute that the standard of players across the squad is good enough to return the Red Devils to the top of English and European football.
Players such as Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are remnants of the Sir Alex Ferguson era who have not developed as planned, while signings such as Ander Herrera and Daley Blind are, you suspect, not up to scratch in the eyes of Mourinho.
Among the talented players at the club, there is an undoubted imbalance as well. The squad lacks out and out wingers and certain players such as David De Gea and Nemanja Matic have become undroppable.
That has led Mourinho to the conclusion that he needs a summer clearout at Old Trafford, as per the Manchester Evening News.
That would be a huge development at Old Trafford and we’ve taken a closer look at the best of the fans’ reaction…
— Elzo Design (@DesignElyat) March 22, 2018
Doesn’t matter he still has no idea how to play attacking football consistently, maybe he should be the one to clear off??
— si (@sibobs1) March 22, 2018
We say this every year an nothing changes
— Yasin (@Yas0392) March 22, 2018
He said not long ago to not expect many signings
— M A T T H E W® (@M85Official) March 22, 2018
No mention of Smalling
— Mike #forBrexit (@mikeleigh33) March 22, 2018
— -Z- (@myfootballtrial) March 22, 2018
I mean they have no choice but to back him in the Transfer Market they just renewed his contract
— Hopeton Myers (@BiggsTheKingpin) March 22, 2018