I always thought Top 4 was more realistic this season and with the cattle we have. Am still positive we can achieve this... another transfer window to come but some observations are clear:
Agree, Herrera / Carrick / Mata need to be the nucleus of Midfield.
Pogba, a free roaming midfielder
Zlatan cannot be sole striker, he needs support. Either of Rashford / Martial rotation.
Shaw and Valencia wingbacks. Valencia (is he injured?) also getting on so not sure of his staying power. Potential target position for new signing. Fosu-Mensah needs to be unleashed as well.
Rojo - see ya.
Blind, should be crafted into a proper centre back with Smalling so inconsistent and Bailly out. Again, transfer window may bring someone new...
Run of games every 2 days almost has knocked the wind out of us. Some have mentioned being in Europa is a distraction we dont need for the Premiership. Look at Liverpool, one game a week and getting results. So October results while mixed, are not surprising.
Have faith lads, I still do in Jose. We played a cracking match vs Burnley just didn't convert. Jose will need most of this season to sort things out. Anyway, as long as fkn 'Pool don't win it as I will be moving to Alaska...