Tottenham are in a quagmire situation with their (arguably) best centre-back, Toby Alderweireld. Reports suggest that the defender is seeking wages that Spurs simply do not want to meet, which could lead to a premature breakup in the summer.
Carrick’s return to the fore at Old Trafford is positive news for Jose Mourinho, as the 36-year old veteran still has a lot to offer before hanging up his boots at the end of the season.
Man United host Burnley on Boxing Day after a poor draw against Leicester in their pre-Christmas festive fixture. Mourinho’s side will hope to bounce back.
With injuries and poor performances in Manchester United’s defence, it seems that the burden has fallen to Victor Lindelof. Will he be able to cope with the pressure and perform well during the busy December period?
Manchester United take on AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford midweek following their disappointing loss against league leaders Manchester City.
Manchester United travelled to Watford on Wednesday which saw three goals per half. It was Manchester United fans who travelled home with smiles on their faces, however, with Young, Martial and Lingard scoring four between them.
Chris Smalling appeared to have one of his best seasons under Van Gaal’s management. However, under Jose Mourinho, Smalling appears to be stalling which he cannot afford to do for much longer.
Renato Sanches could not repay Paul Clement’s faith in him against Newcastle United on Sunday. However, a classy player like this one will reward patience.
The ‘special’ return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the fray at Manchester United should further bolster the Red Devils’ hopes of more trophies in 2017/18.