Shouldn’t Mourinho look for a Plan B?

The recent results in the English Premier League should force any sensible manager have back up plans upon back up plans.

The question is if the Portuguese tactician would want to get an additional top striker following the failure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to live up to expectations in the biggest stage. The Swede has scored six goals in 12 games but it already seems age is beginning to take its toil. The 35-year old former Paris St Germain star’s form is beginning to swindle and it becomes obvious in big games. At the Anfield clash with Liverpool and in the game against Chelsea, he was widely expected to impress.

Jose Mourinho admitted that he expected more from the player after the Anfield affair, especially after a struggling Paul Pogba managed to send a well-timed cross to him. Ibrahimovic sent the ball wide, but the player of a few months back would definitely have converted such a chance. Maybe Mourinho should drop him in big games or look for another top striker that is alive in such games in the January transfer window. For a player that is the spearhead of attack even when the team ‘parks the bus,’ Ibrahimovic might not be doing such a good job that will leave them league winners at the end of the campaign.

Didier Drogba, Diego Milito and Karim Benzema were slow at Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid but they definitely had the legs o make up. Marcus Rashford might no get the chance to be lead striker in such games, so Mou would need to do something if he wants something this year. Ibra is always found looking for the ball rather than positioning well for the ball to meet him.

His pace compares to that of former United striker Dimitar Berbatov. The Bulgarian was a real talent but was a minus one in counter attacking situations. Whilst Ibrahimovic will likely end his goals tally in double figures, he holds the key to United’s successes this term.

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