5) The Mourinho factor
Perhaps, the most crucial aspect supporting United’s title bid is the presence of the man on the touchline. Jose Mourinho holds the key to turning around United’s fortune.
Not only is Mourinho a serial winner, he has the mentality of a champion. In his first press confere4nce, he equivocally stated that he was here to take the team back to the summit.
Under Mourinho, there won’t be constant talk of progress at the drop of a hat. He knows his job and will be ruthless in his execution. Mourinho has never hesitated to make tough decisions, and won’t stop now.
This is already evident in Schweinsteiger’s exile. Juan Mata might be on his way out too. Even if, God forbid, Zlatan or Pogba underperform, Mourinho won’t hesitate to drop them. The Portuguese therefore, is the most important factor, which could change United’s destiny.