United have struggled for form in recent weeks

Jose Mourinho faces a massive couple of weeks at Manchester United.

United have won just one of their last six Premier League games and were humiliated by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Next up is rivals City in the EFL Cup, with Pep Guardiola’s men having already won at Old Trafford this season.

Another defeat would add more pressure to the Portuguese, after just three months of the season.

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He of course still has plenty of time to turn it round but things need to improve, and quickly.

Here are six issues the United boss must address.

1. How to get the best out of Pogba

Pogba is yet to live up to expectations

Mourinho has tried him in various midfield roles, including a holding role and more advanced, but has yet to get the best out of the world record £89million signing.

2. Sort out his dodgy defence

United were woeful defensively at Chelsea

United’s defensive frailties were exposed at Chelsea, with Chris Smalling and Daley Blind dreadful, and Eric Bailly, United’s best defender, facing a lengthy injury lay-off.

3. Play Rashford where he is most effective

Marcus Rashford in action with Marcos Alonso

Rashford has been shunted out wide to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but the 18-year-old is more of a handful through the middle and should play there.

4. Solve the Carrick conundrum

Carrick deserves a run in the side

United look more balanced in midfield with veteran Michael Carrick there, who gives Pogba the licence to push forward and be more effective, yet his league chances have been limited.

5. Admit his mistake with Fellaini

Fellaini closes down N’Golo Kante

Mourinho continues to select Fellaini for United’s big games, but he offers little other than his ‘spoiling’ role, with Carrick far more effective in the deep-lying midfield job.

6. Give Mkhitaryan a chance

Mkhitaryan has been absent since the Manchester derby

Last season’s Bundesliga Player of the Year has not featured since a nightmare 45 minutes in the Manchester derby defeat.

He needs to be given a chance to atone and show why United spent £26m on him.