Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and star man Paul Pogba may no longer be on speaking terms, but Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera remains confident that the struggling Manchester giants can turn things around.
Things have deteriorated between Mourinho and Pogba to the extent that they duo seemingly had a verbal spat in front of the entire squad and were even caught on camera by Sky Sports, further deepening the gloom surrounding Old Trafford.
After beating Leicester City 2-1 on the opening day of the Premier League, United slumped to consecutive losses at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur but managed to steady the ship with three wins on the trot (all competitions).
However, a 2-2 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at home was followed by a shock defeat to lower-league side Derby County in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.
And with news filtering in that Mourinho had stripped Pogba of vice-captaincy in the build up to the clash against the Rams, it wouldn’t be a stretch to state that the Red Devils have hit rock bottom.
Yet, the tenacious Herrera is confident that United can get out of this slump if they stick together:
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Brave words from the Spaniard, but many pundits and fans have already written off the club’s chances.
Already out of contention in the Carabao Cup, United are left with three competitions but honestly are challenges for only one.
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They are already eight points off the pace in the Premier League and would do well to finish in the top-four this season.
Their UEFA Champions League campaign began on an encouraging note as they brushed aside BSC Young Boys 3-0 last week, but with clashes against Juventus and Valencia still to come, progressing to the knockouts will be a tough ask.
Which leaves the club with the FA Cup, a trophy that has eluded Jose Mourinho since his arrival in Manchester.