2. Solid Defense
Despite the problems in the attacking flank, United’s defence was consistent all through the previous season. The Red Devils conceded only 34 goals in 38 matches last year to the surprise of the critics. With the likes of Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw, United surely have a good foundation in the back line. Plus they signed Eric Bailly this summer from Villarreal, a great young centre back seems to be a nice idea and he could be the perfect partner for Smalling. Now, Mourinho is a coach famous for building his squad around a good defensive structure, so it’s regardless to say United might perform excellently thanks to the defenders.