3) Steady defence
The first signing of the Mourinho era was the unknown Eric Bailly. The youngster was purchased for a mammoth 30 million pounds. Incidentally, United paid the same for Rio Ferdinand, 14 years ago.
Bailly, though raw, has shown enough potential to become a top quality centre back. He has pace, strength and right build for the English Premier League. Now, under Mourinho’s guidance, he could gain the tactical astuteness required.
Last season, United did not have sufficient cover for the pair of Smalling and Blind. This time, they have someone who can not only deputize for them, but even challenge the duo for a starting spot.