By John Ryan
- Manchester United face another away day after visits to Liverpool and Benfica in the last week
- Pogba, Bailly and Fellaini all still unavailable
- Rashford fit despite going off against Benfica
Had any of Manchester United’s three previous Managers achieved the results that the team has so far this season they would be lauded.
Yet Jose Mourinho has fielded questions from the English media over the last couple of weeks that almost suggest his team are struggling.
After a stalemate at Anfield followed by a single goal win over Benfica in Lisbon the critics have been out in force but the Manager remains unruffled.
He is building a side at Old Trafford to win. Hopefully he can build a Busby/Ferguson type empire.
Wagner has Impressed Many
David Wagner has won many friends with his football style and conduct at Huddersfield.
His touchline altercation with Garry Monk last season was described as passion. If his Managerial rival on Saturday had done exactly as Wagner did the headlines would be acidic. Mourinho’s approach to football rubs people up the wrong way.
Huddersfield have taken one point from their last five Premier League games.
With just five goals all season and just one in their last seven league and cup games the recent four goal defeat at home to Tottenham suggests they will be easy pickings in this game.
The much maligned Mourinho has overseen twenty one league goals already this season and just four points dropped to date.
In forty five meetings between the sides, Manchester United have twenty wins and ten draws.
Kasey Palmer, Collin Quaner and Michael Hefele are all out injured for Huddersfield. Wagner will hope that Stevie Mounie is fit for this game.
Mourinho should have Rashford available following his early departure in Lisbon while Eric Bailly joins a list of five other potential starters who are out with long term injuries.
Paul Pogba has been missed in recent games which leaves room for someone to step forward as a Guv’nor.
The man who once awarded himself that name at Old Trafford will see his son play against United tomorrow. Thomas Ince has been talked of as a promising player but aged twenty five now is his time to deliver.
At times this season United have cut loose on their opposition and with two clean sheets that the fans have raised questions about the smart money is on United to unleash their firepower tomorrow.
Verdict: Huddersfield Town 1-4 United