Manchester United have enjoyed a stellar start to the season and are joint-top of the Premier League, along with cross-town rivals Manchester City.
Here are Manchester United’s five best performers so far this season.
5. Henrikh Mkhitaryan
The Armenian had a troubled start to life at Manchester United last season, but he has hit the ground running emphatically this time around.
Mkhitaryan has recorded two goals and six assists in 10 appearances in all competitions so far this season, with most of them coming in the Premier League, a fine return from a player that is flourishing in Mourinho’s system this year.
4. Phil Jones
Jones had a string of injuries which dented his match performances and game time, but now that he is back in the first-team and playing regularly and we are seeing the player Sir Alex trusted to get the job done at the back.
If Jones can stay fit throughout the season, he will be an integral part of Mourinho’s side. So far he has proven that he is fantastic on the ball while also intelligent to track runners and interpret the game in front of him.
3. Anthony Martial
The French winger might have been left out for the majority of last season, but he has certainly made an impression on Mourinho this year. He has come into the season with the right attitude and is now reaping the rich rewards.
Martial will be a pivotal player in United’s long-term future, and Mourinho could do with a tricky winger like him in the short-term. His dazzling footwork and accurate eye for goal show that he has talent in abundance.
2. Nemanja Matić
The Serbian sits just in front of the defence and dictates play from deep. There was a beautiful pass across Everton’s box to Antonio Valencia; who smashed it into the back of the net at the first time of asking.
Matić must last the whole season; given United’s lack of defensive midfielders, but if he can carry on this level of performance; he will long be in the hearts of Man United fans.
1. Romelu Lukaku
11 goals in 10 games suggest a centre-forward who knows where the back of the net is; the Belgian has been phenomenal so far and is only looking to get better and better.
There is no doubt more to come from Lukaku, but so far he has been immense. Even when he might be ‘quiet’ in the game, especially against Crystal Palace, he pops up and scores. A fantastic purchase for a very modest £75m in this current market.