Manchester United Football Club are in dire need of a victory right now. Jose Mourinho’s men are already nine points off the pace at the top of the table.
A loss away at Burnley and I wouldn’t be surprised if Jose Mourinho was out of a job. Although The Clarets have made a slow start to the campaign themselves, this game isn’t going to be easy…
Before the match, Rob Dawson of ESPN reports that three key United players are back in the squad following their absence against Tottenham Hotspur.
Off to Burnley. Martial, Bailly and Mata back in the squad. Protest plane scheduled for later. United and Mourinho need a win.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) September 2, 2018
The trio back in the mix are Anthony Martial, Eric Bailly and Juan Mata; three guys who enjoyed regular playing time during the last campaign.
After Bailly’s horror-show against Brighton, dropping him was the right move. However, with Phil Jones now injured, the manager has no choice but to bring him back.
Martial’s a funny one. Obviously, the Frenchman is a fantastic player but his heart just isn’t in it at the moment. He wanted to leave, that wish wasn’t granted. I’m surprised he’s still involved.
Mata, well, he’s a great player but the alarming lack of pace, particularly when out on the right-wing, is a real cause for concern. I’m still not sure he’s good enough to be a regular starter for us.