Manchester United have beaten Benfica in Portugal and are now turning their attention to the Premier League. A 1-0 win in Lisbon was not a display of the highest caliber. Still, it was a well-deserved triumph which kept Manchester United at the top of the Champions League group.
Now, the Premier League is back and Man United will be looking forward to play Huddersfield Town. After a 0-0 draw last Saturday against Liverpool, the Reds will be eager to get back to winning ways. However, Huddersfield will not be the only thing on their minds.
A Must Win Match To Keep Improving Form
Jose Mourinho talked after Benfica match about his team defending well. His words are being backed with nine clean sheets this season and we have not even reached November. With the defensive part of the game being strong and reliant, Manchester United should be looking to improve their attacking part of the game.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s form has dropped heavily after a great start in August and early September. Romelu Lukaku has struggled in recent matches to put himself in positions to score goals like he has been doing since joining United. The match against the newly-promoted side will be a good opportunity to change that and start improving their form in the final third. This slight blip is not a huge problem, but the matches ahead are expected to be more testing.
Tottenham And Chelsea On The Horizon
And those matches will come in Premier League against last season’s top two sides. First up, Manchester United will host Tottenham. After that, on the first November matchday, United will visit Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea. These match are supposed to be the toughest ones for Mourinho and his players.
The two teams are well organised sides that can trouble anyone. Chelsea have shown that many times last season, while Tottenham’s recent match against Real Madrid showed how good they can be against top European teams. That is why Manchester United should be looking towards raising their game in the coming weeks. All of these testing matches will come before the November international break. Therefore, hitting the top form before the players leave for national duty could prove vital for the Reds.
This is the ideal moment in the season for making the difference and constantly winning the points. That is how Chelsea did it in the two title winning seasons of 2014-15 and 2016-17.
Manchester United Keep Going On All Fronts
Manchester United are still active in all four competitions. After the Huddersfield match, the Reds will be playing in League Cup against Swansea. The Welsh club has been winning points against direct rivals, but had many troubles last time they hosted Man United. It was a deserving 4-0 win for the Reds early this season and United will be hoping of replicating that performance.
The return match against Benfica will also come in between the Tottenham and Chelsea matches. Huge amount of games they will play in near future should be a good opportunity for Mourinho to keep all of his players on toes. His big squad must be used as a positive, to keep the run going. After all, Manchester United have not lost a single match since the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid.