The key issues for Willian at Stamford Bridge are the amount of minutes he is receiving under Antonio Conte, certainly a major concern for any footballer. But, when considering the midfield choices already at United, he may not find that different of a situation in Manchester.
The Red Devils often place their midfielders centrally, looking to get forward and join strikers at the top of the formation. Within that role, Willian will again find competition that could keep him from a full-time role.
Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard all have featured successfully in the Special One’s 4-2-3-1 line-up. With a desire to keep two holding midfielders as well, Willian may find himself relegated to the side-lines once more.
Along with tremendous competition at several spots within the midfield, United utilise a formation that does not play to Willian’s strengths.
Ultimately, the style and system that Manchester United have found success with this season could place Willian in the same situation that he is presently in at Chelsea.