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Manchester United are only being outscored by one team this season

Jose Mourinho's team have rediscovered their entertaining side since Paul Pogba returned from injury

Who said Man United were boring?

Come on now, hands up.

Everyone has been swooning over the way Man City are playing this season and they deserve all the plaudits they get.

But, since Jose Mourinho firmly parked Man United’s bus on the turf at Anfield there have been rumours swirling that the Red Devils are a boring side.

When someone says you are defensive

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When someone says you are defensive

Looking at the goal scoring tallies for this season, United are anything but.

This statistic shows United have been outscoring all of the so-called entertaining sides in the league.

City have scored 46 goals in 15 games, inter-galactic numbers for the Premier League.

So many goals in one picture

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So many goals in one picture

When you take City out of the equation, United are next highest scoring side on 35.

Mourinho’s men have netted more times than Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs.

At the other end of the pitch they have only conceded nine goals so far this year.


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Goals over celebrations

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Goals over celebrations

In the first few games Romelu Lukaku was scoring for fun and his team were comfortably beating lower ranked sides.

Then when United’s first clash against a top-six team in Liverpool rolled round, Mourinho went into defensive-mode and put an end to the entertaining football.

Defeat at Huddersfield, a stodgy 1-0 home win against Spurs and a loss at Stamford Bridge had a lot of commentators and pundits saying you can’t turn that creativity on and off.


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Jose’s favourite defender

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Jose’s favourite defender

When Newcastle arrived at Old Trafford in the middle of November, Man United had rediscovered their scoring touch – a 4-1 victory looked like a throwback to the beginning of the season.

After scraping past Brighton, we are now seeing the free-flowing attacking football that brings goals and excitement.

United’s 4-2 defeat of Watford and Saturday’s win at the Emirates were highly watchable and showed what the wealth of striking options can do when giving free reign to play.

The contributing factor to whether Man United can create is if Paul Pogba is on the pitch.

This man will be a big miss against City

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This man will be a big miss against City

Pogba returned to the team two days before the Newcastle game and the Red Devils look like they can finally create again.

The first Manchester derby of the season is this Sunday and Pogba will be suspended after being shown a red card against Arsenal.

Will Mourinho revert to type and try to contain City or will he release the shackles and allow his players to take the game to Pep’s side?

You know the answer to that.