MANCHESTER UNITED players gave the impression to have that sinking feeling as they checked into the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool.
Jose Mourinho’s players seemed glum as they arrived on Merseyside on New Year’s Eve ahead of their clash with Everton.
The squad took the 35-mile commute through trainer, arriving at 9pm – possibly lacking any festivities.
Superior rooms at the hotel value £99 an evening, even supposing suites are with reference to £400,
Manchester United are suffering for shape having did not win any of their closing 4 video games.
That determined spell has integrated shedding to Bristol City within the Carabao Cup and drawing with Leicester, Burnley and Southampton within the Premier League.
Mourinho has reduce a depressing determine within the weeks since shedding the Manchester derby, with Man City and previous rival Pep Guardiola now 15 issues ahead of them at the highest of the desk.
United shuttle to Goodison Park to stand a Toffees aspect rejuvenated beneath Sam Allardyce.
Although they misplaced past due on against Bournemouth, Everton have gained 4 and drawn 3 of Big Sam’s 8 video games in fee.
To make issues even worse for Mourinho, he noticed celebrity striker (and previous Toffees hero) Romelu Lukaku dominated out for 2 months after an uncongenial head harm against Southampton.
The harm comes after the inside track that reserve striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic can also be out for a month – leaving Marcus Rashford as the one are compatible striker within the squad.
Ashley Young can also be out for 3 video games after he picked up a retrospective ban for an elbow on Dusan Tadic.
Mourinho moaned about his mounting harm record after the Zero-Zero draw.
“The boys are trying, but we have lots of problems in the team and we lost Lukaku and Ibrahimovic for a month,” he stated.
“That manner Ibra stops his run to restoration, his working for plenty of, many months in a duration when he must play and to have mins, however now we lose him for a month after which we lose Lukaku, however I do not know for the way lengthy.
“Marouane Fellaini, I do not be mindful the closing time he performed. It was once a very long time in the past that I don’t even be mindful. [I think] it was once a fit at house against Brighton? I do not be mindful, however this can be a lengthy, very long time in the past.
“Michael Carrick, it was once in pre-season [when he last played in the league] and I don’t be mindful him taking part in all through the season [in any other games] so we have now issues.
“We have difficulty to rotate players.”