Known for his love and want of specialists in his squad, Jose Mourinho has often reiterated the need to have players playing in their natural playing positions since he arrived Manchester United.
Unfortunately for the Portuguese tactician, he has had to settle for makeshift right-wingers since the season started. Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial, and Rashford have all played on the right flank at various times, while the more recognized primary right-winger Jesse Lingard isn’t the most consistent performer there is.
The Red Devils can sure do with 1 or 2 right wingers of quality who can not only beat Lingard to his starting berth, but also provide the squad with much-needed depth in the attacking third, and here are 3 of such players.
Ounas has been under Manchester United’s radar for a while, and a move come winter might work out after summer transfer talks fell through. The 19-year-old Bordeaux winger is seen as one of the most promising French youngsters, and his qualities speak volume.
Following his breakthrough season last term, Ounas has become a first team regular this term, appearing in 7 Ligue 1 games, though he has had to play in a central attacking midfield position. But he is best deployed on the right, with the player himself saying of his abilities on the wing last October,
“I’m most comfortable on the right wing. I prefer cutting in, shooting on goal or playing one-twos.”
This season, the inventive dribbler and playmaker has created 4 chances and assisted a goal. Ounas has also completed 99 passes with a pass accuracy of 72% and doesn’t look like one that will struggle with the EPL style of football when, and not if he moves.