Manchester United go into the international break with just two wins from their last six games.
Manchester United’s poor form of recent has given much for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to ponder as the Old Trafford outfit continue to disappoint. Already out of the Carabao Cup, picking up a shock loss against Young Boys and producing largely ineffective performances, the international break has come at a great time for the club to sit back and take note of where the problems are mounting. Express Sport takes a look at four problems for United chiefs to solve over the international break.
It is a topic that has raged on for a while, sparking debate and splitting a fanbase – but when all is said and done, it is clear United need a new midfielder.
Fred and Scott McTominay in particular have come under recent fire for producing midfielder performances that are simply inadequate for a club that demands so much so success.
Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Jude Bellingham, Franck Kessie – the list goes on in terms of players United continue to be linked with to fill the midfield void.
But with little time until the January transfer window completely kicks in, United must come up with a concise plan to avoid disappointment.
This is a huge reason why United must have a recruitment plan for their engine room.
Pogba’s contract runs out in just nine months, with seismic clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona reportedly interested in the midfielder.
Leading the Premier League’s assists chart, it would be a huge loss to United if they were to lose their once-record signing.
And with the French midfielder’s future up in the air, United must make their intentions clear to Pogba – if he doesn’t want to sign, they need to find a replacement quickly.
Anthony Martial marked his return to the United side with a goal at the weekend, his first since his brace in the 9-0 drubbing of Southampton in February.
But despite the good signs for the Frenchman, he is still behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho in the pecking order at the moment – with Marcus Rashford also likely to be ahead of him once he returns from injury.
Donny van de Beek is in the same boat, too – the Dutchman has only played six. “Brinkwire Summary News”.