Manchester United hasn’t enjoyed a great start to the season, and they are already playing catch-up with the teams at the top in the Premier League.
The Red Devils currently find themselves seven points behind the pace, and they are desperate to improve their current standing of eighth in the league table.
Before the international break, they staged an incredible comeback to win 3-2 at home against Newcastle United.
It was far from a convincing performance against a side struggling in the relegation zone, but Manchester United supporters would hope that the last-ditch win would serve as a springboard for the upcoming games.
United travel to Chelsea following the international break, and this is going to be a massive game for Jose Mourinho and his players.
A defeat would see United falling ten points behind the pace, and that could be an embarrassing position for them to be in this early in the season.
Following their trip to Stamford Bridge, United have a couple of difficult assignments as they host Everton and travel to Bournemouth.
The Manchester derby follows these two games at the Etihad Stadium on November 11. Besides this tricky spell in the league, United also has to face Juventus twice in the Champions League throughout the next three weeks.
Hence, it’s a case of make-or-break for United in the coming days as they face difficult challenges on multiple fronts. United had already suffered three league defeats this season, and this number is likely to increase very soon.
Chelsea and Manchester City are top two sides in the league, and they would be huge favorites to beat United at their respective homes.
Bournemouth is placed sixth in the table, and we fancy them to provide a stern challenge to United at Vitality Stadium.
United also find themselves in a precarious position in their Champions League group. They were held to a goalless draw at Old Trafford by Valencia in their second game.
They have four points from their two games, which is not so bad. However, their next two games are against Juventus, and there is a very high possibility that they fail to pick up a point against the Italian champions.
This could leave them in a vulnerable position, more so if Valencia manages to pick up maximum points from their double-header against minnows Young Boys.
Hence, these are some essential weeks at Manchester United also checkout the club that most need the January transfer window to decide the future of the club.