Jose Mourinho to carefully manage Antonio Valencia, anxious about burnout

Oct 05, 2017, 00:36
Jose Mourinho to carefully manage Antonio Valencia, anxious about burnout

Manchester United routed Crystal Palace 4-0 at Old Trafford in English Premier League (EPL) football action, while local rival Manchester City edged title holders Chelsea 1-0 to keep the status quo at the top of the table.

After the European champions, Everton is the biggest side to have played against Man United.

There are many new faces - Ed Woodward hasn't been afraid to splash the cash, and Jose Mourinho hasn't been shy about publicizing his transfer demands. Manchester United also spent over £160 million in the summer of 2016, breaking then world record transfer fee by signing Paul Pogba from Juventus for £94.5 million and acquiring the services of striker Zlatan Ibrahimović from PSG.

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Despite playing regularly this season he has already been rested for midweek Champions League clashes with Basel and CSKA Moscow, as well as the Carabao Cup third-round tie with Burton Albion, with Matteo Darmian or Ashley Young stepping in at right-back.

Manchester United are dominant right now. Their defence did great job so far, as well.

With six wins in their opening seven league games, Manchester United are being backed to win their first league title since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure at the end of the 2012/13 season. However, players like Phil Jones and Ashley Young among others have seemingly found new life under Mourinho.

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United will return to action after the worldwide break with a stern test of their credentials, with Mourinho's men due at Anfield on October 14 to face old adversaries Liverpool. It will be interesting to see how United's back four (or five?) copes against swarming attack of Liverpool's. A goal and an assist at Huddersfield on Saturday means he has been directly involved in four league goals for the north London side, all of which have come away from home.

Ander Herrera's record in big games could make him an attractive option for Jose Mourinho following the global break.

United have been more creative than a year ago, striking a good balance with Nemanja Matic's presence allowing Paul Pogba to roam more, and for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to find space off the ball. Let us know in the comments section below.

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