Manchester United’s struggles on the field have been glaringly evident recently. So-much-so that, when Southampton squandered a two-goal lead against us last time out, Mark Hughes lost his job…
Things don’t get any easier for the Red Devils, either. With the winter period now just around the corner, matches are coming thick and fast. Next up, a home game against an Arsenal team in buoyant mood following their derby day victory against Tottenham Hotspur.
Before the eagerly anticipated encounter, Mourinho has a defensive injury crisis on his hands. Last time out, both Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic played along the defence.
Unfortunately, we may see those guys at the heart of our back line once again as Mourinho didn’t sound too confident in his pre-match presser, although his response to the injury issues was somewhat cryptic.
“We are going to be in difficulties again to build the team,”Mourinho told reporters, per ManUtd.com.
“We are again going to have to make adaptations and compensations to try to give some balance to the team. But then I believe we are again going to have the spirit to fight and to try to win the match.”
To me, it sounds like nobody will be back from injury for this one, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time. Arsenal’s forwards are rampant and going against a make-shift back four is absolutely terrifying.
Home performances have already been bad enough, with Spurs coming here and mauling us 3-0. I’m usually rather optimistic where United are concerned, but I feel as though an in-form Arsenal could toy with us tomorrow night…