Manchester United fans could be forgiven for feeling unhappy considering how their season has panned out up till this point.
The prospect of being sixth in the Premier League table and eight points off the pace would have been simply unthinkable during pre-season.
A raft of high-profile arrivals including Jose Mourinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan was meant to signal the beginning of a new era at Old Trafford, and a swift return to winning ways in all competitions.
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So far, however, the Portuguese boss has been unable to pick a winning combination from his glittering squad, with several players significantly underperforming during his brief tutelage.
For what it is worth, the Red Devils’ faithful have had their say not only on who is to blame for the poor start, but which players should be brought in to help fix the mess.
Manchester Evening News has asked United supporters to vote in a survey about who they would sell and buy when the transfer window reopens in six weeks’ time.
These are the six players they believe Mourinho should cut:
Phil Jones - 44.8%
Jones has managed just one appearance since Mourinho due to battling a series of injuries this season, but – even without seeing if he still capable of producing the solid displays he once did in a red shirt – many United fans want to see the back of him.
Morgan Schneiderlin - 44.1%
Mourinho has only afforded him 142 minutes of action across seven appearances this season, and it would appear United fans are growing tired of watching the ex-Southampton midfielder struggle to hold down a place in the first team.
Bastian Schweinsteiger - 40.1%
Schweinsteiger has looked certain to move on for a while now, and more than 40% of the Old Trafford fans are happy to see his massive wages invested elsewhere.
Memphis Depay - 36.7%
While some pockets of the United faithful might be sorely disappointed Depay never fulfilled his unquestionable potential at Old Trafford, just as many will be happy to see him go.
Marcos Rojo - 22.2%
Hardly the most popular figure among the Red Devils fans, many of Rojo is one of the several bit-part players Mourinho could be tempted to cash in on come January.
Marouane Fellaini - 18.4%
Despite being a regular name on the team sheet under Mourinho, Fellaini has failed to convince United fans he is worth keeping at the club beyond the winter transfer window.
And these are the four targets whom United fans would like to see Mourinho pursue come January.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - 74.7%
The Borussia Dortmund topped the list of players to sign this January, likely because United fans are becoming increasingly anxious as their recognised strikers continue to misfire.
Fabinho - 65.2%
While Antonio Valencia has just about all he can to cement his place as first-choice right-back under Mourinho, a large portion of United fans want to see the Brazilian full-back brought in from Monaco.
Diego Godin - 60.2%
A long-term target for the Red Devils, Godin once again features among the top transfer targets for United fans to help sure up their leaky defence.
Isco - 52.4%
Even with the creative talents of Mkhitaryan in reserve, the Old Trafford faithful want to see another playmaker in Real Madrid’s Isco join the squad.
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