How Has Mourinho’s Arrival Affected United’s Lineup?

A manager with the reputation of winning four league titles in four different countries, Jose Mourinho has made his way into the Mecca of football, The Old Trafford.

Having replaced Louis Van Gaal, and ending terms on a bitter note with Chelsea Football Club, Mourinho is all set to start a new term with the red devils and looks forward to rejuvenate the United line up after a dismal performance in 2015-16 with United settling down with just a single FA Cup championship title. Having done wonders with European giants such as Real Madrid, and leading clubs like Chelsea and Inter Milan to league titles in the past Mourinho undoubtedly becomes the premiere choice in order to show his magic with United as well.

Current Manchester United line up:

With Rooney, Schweinsteiger, Fellaini, Juan Mata and Memphis Depay in the mid. United certainly became a lethal side in terms of mid fielders. The combination of Schweinsteiger and Rooney in the middle certainly has the potential to breakdown any defense.

Marital, The French striker who was signed by United last year proved his worth in the red jersey and has certainly emerged out as an efficient striker for United. The defense however looked shaky this year despite the presence of players like Smalling, Blind and Valencia.

Signings done since the arrival of Mourinho:

Mourinho has made only one signing for the next season in the form of the Ivorian back Eric Bertrand Bailly from the Spanish Club Villarreal.

This signing has been appreciated by the football experts as it clearly solves the problem of a shaky defense in the United line up.

Mourinho’s Top Targets for United:

  • Zlatan Ibrahimović

The former Swedish forward who currently plays for Paris Saint Germain is nearing his contract termination with the French club. He thus becomes available to be grabbed by the other European giants. This ex Barcelona player certainly has proved his worth many a times in the past and has single handily carried the responsibility of Swedish National team on his shoulders for many years. He thus becomes a perfect choice for Mourinho to form a piercing forward attack with Ibra joining the likes of Marital.

  • Henrikh Mkhataryan

The current Borussia Dortmund mid fielder has shown willingness to leave the club and has thus attracted attention from the premiere league giants such as Arsenal and Manchester United. Mourinho targets him in order to strengthen the mid field and wing positions.

  • Aaron Ramsey

The current Arsenal mid fielder is reportedly being kept as a secondary choice to Mkhataryan for United. These rumors came up after the news of Dortmund asking a huge amount for Mkhataryan came into existence.

The ManU fans certainly hope for the Mourinho magic to work for the red devils with an all new transformed line up at the old Trafford.