Jose Mourinho to carefully manage Antonio Valencia, anxious about burnout

Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford's fierce competition for a starting place in the match-day XI has both players finding new levels.

The Lisbon side have been living a nightmare this season, and besides poor league form, their European results haven't been any better, as they lost 2-1 to CSKA and 5-0 to Basel.

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Two of the top four have since relied on performers exceeding expectations to raise them to their lofty position so far this season and here, we run through five such players to do so thus far. Having gained Champions League qualification for the 2017/18 season, Manchester United wasted little time in adding the final touches to complete Mourinho's "winning formula", adding Everton striker Romelu Lukaku in early July for in excess of £70 million.

Ander Herrera's record in big games could make him an attractive option for Jose Mourinho following the worldwide break.

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The current team has Mourinho stamped all over it. Their title rivals Manchester City have already taken their trip to Stamford Bridge and demolished Liverpool. He will remember, too, how the Spaniard suffocated Eden Hazard in that win over Chelsea like a smaller, more polite, Roy Keane, but with less frothing at the mouth and more Iberian gesticulating. "I feel more mature", he said. Herrera is, after all, United's big-game player. Eight have ended in wins.

Manchester United are not good enough to win the title this season - that's according to former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley, who thinks that while United have certainly gone in the right direction this summer and under Jose Mourinho, they haven't improved enough.

Of course it's even worse when your players are going off to play for their country because they're actually in danger of picking up an injury in training or a game, rather than being involved in a auto accident that could happen anywhere.

Herrera's spell on the sidelines may not last much longer.


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