Three wins in a row across all competitions and nine games undefeated, it seems Manchester United have turned a corner. Whilst there is plenty of reasons to celebrate, Jose Mourinho’s side still have a lot of work to do.
Sat fifth in the Premier League table, just three points behind Tottenham, the Red Devils have reignited their push for a top-four finish and Champions League football next term, whilst also sealing their progression to the latter stages of the Europa League.
Although things are on the rise, Manchester United’s defence still needs work as another game without a clean sheet last night meant Mourinho’s side have now kept just one clean sheet in their last six Premier League matches.
Manchester United: Have kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 6 Premier League games (vs Tottenham) #CRYMUN
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) December 14, 2016
They kept Spurs from finding the net last weekend, which brought an end to four Premier League matches without a clean sheet, but they need to show better form in their upcoming games against West Brom, Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
Whilst many will fancy United’s chances of keeping those three oppositions out, United will find it harder in the New Year when they face the likes of West Ham, Liverpool and Stoke.