Manchester United are 12 points adrift local rivals Manchester City, but they have a bigger issue sucked up within the club.
It is not clear whether the club’s bigwigs are given boss Jose Mourinho enough rope until he’s drowned in a pool of his own mess before he is given the boot at the club. Or perhaps they are actually lending a helping hand to help him steer the club into a better position.
United this season have been shambolic in their style of play. Very uncharacteristic of their performance last season when they finished second, behind close rivals Manchester City.
Mourinho’s men continue to produce a stunning performance up front, with ‘drab’ and ‘lifeless’ written all over it.
Fans have bemoaned over the recurring issue and the 50-year-old is already at his wits’ end as was seen in their 3-1 away loss to City last Sunday.
The January transfer window could turn things around for Mou if he can sweeten the kitty when they try to hire Gremio striker Everton Soares.
The Brazilian is reportedly on their shopping list. Soares is valued around 60 million euros, which will not run dry their funds if they make a move to land him in January to strengthen their frontline.
Soares is a strong right-footer, quick and very good on the ball. His addition to the squad could give them a chance to steal a march on Arsenal and Tottenham for the top four.