Roy Keane thinks so:
“He’s manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs on the planet, the squad he’s got, the players and he keeps moaning about fixtures and fatigue.
We were just looking at some of the cup draws they’ve had. They’ve had an easy way in the cups, some good draws, a lot of home draws, and the guy is talking absolute nonsense.
I’ve never heard so much rubbish in my life. Maybe the club is too big for him, he can’t deal with all these demands at the match. What matches? Man United reserves could’ve won that game.”
Hard to disagree. But remember that, unlike the United legend, Mourinho is a very experienced manager who has won everything. This could be one of his tactics to distract attention.
The shitness continues. Now we draw 3 times in a row at home in the league.
I disagree with Mourinho. We can afford to pay the highest wages in the world of football. The overpaid players are just not good enough. Not unlucky.
Jose Mouriho was in confrontational mood after the win at Swansea. He shows his dangerous man-management tactic, that brought him so many success and failures by criticizing his own super highly-paid players.
I’m with him on the “cultural change” and haven’t change my opinion that he’s the one for the job of rebuilding the club.
If this gossip is true then Mourinho could become the second manager after Sir Alex who dare to tell our declining no. 10 to fuck off.
We’re shite. But I still believe Jose Mourinho is the right person to turn things around. Moreover I agree he must able to answer these questions.
What puzzles me most is why Fellaini instead of Schneiderlin and Carrick?
Listed reasons are all make sense and the article is a good reading nevertheless.
As you can see the problem mostly lies in the hand of mega rich owner who thinks his skills in managing football club is as good as managing his oil businesses.
If this is true, then good for you boss!
Drawing away from home isn’t exactly the achievement that any United supporter should be celebrating like it’s Christmas as our last 2 visits to Anfield were perfect wins. But a solid performance is a solid performance. Mourinho was playing into Klopp’s game and it worked well, nevermind poor ball positions at 35% (the figure which Mou denies), currently the lowest in the league, when we have 99% but we can’t even shoot and trouble opposition’s goalkeepers presented by the previous manager.
On our best performers; it’s important to note, should Ibrahimovic converted his chance, which he usually does, we would take home full points. It apparently just wasn’t his night. Meanwhile Herrera was a commanding boss at deep midfield with man of the match performance and his Spaniard fellow David De Gea also pulled incredible saves, taking away 2 points from the side who currently have the time of their life.
Like Mourinho said it best:
Unlike his predecessors, Jose Mourinho is the first Manchester United manager post Sir Alex Ferguson who dare to drop Rooney.
I know it’s early and super easy to find a scapegoat for our rare 3 defeats in the row (worth to consider, he also dropped on our 2nd defeat). But Mourinho is getting the reward.
Mkhitaryan just picked up an injury at pointless international friendly match last week and Lingard hasn’t had enough game time since the FA Cup win, yet the manager include them to the starting 11. Now the derby defeat sounds like the pair’s main fault. Well, I don’t believe that. It’s the media wants to sound like it does.
However, of course there are bad performances by the players, even the most expensive player on the planet aren’t immune to such circumstances. But I was wondering, what’s the “punishment” for a manager who pick a wrong starting 11? I am not looking for an answer, but his tactic still puzzles me.