Since the time Sir Alex Ferguson called it quits – Manchester United, who was supposedly one of the biggest clubs in England has been in a constant downfall. Since then like of David Moyes came in and got sacked. Louis Van Gaal came in and got sacked in two seasons in which he just won the FA Cup.
United were just unable to replace Alex Ferguson and were not able to match the success that came under the legendary manager. But in came Jose Mourinho. There was positivity within the fans, the board, the players as “Special One’s” title winning credentials were there for everyone to see.
And he didn’t disappoint in the first season in charge. Although, United finished sixth in the league under his first season, he helped United with Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League titles.
Talking about the second season – United failed to win any domestic title and exited from Champions League in Round of 16. Despite finishing second on the table – United never managed to give a proper fight to the champions Manchester City and finished massive 19 points behind their neighbours.
Despite his record in the title-winning stakes, Mourinho is now entering his third season at Old Trafford and with just 10 days before the start of the season – the negativity surrounding the club, fans, the board is at its peak.
Mourinho day in and day out is sulking in his press conferences. From lack of transfers to the injury concerns to the players on holiday because of extended World Cup run – Mourinho is just crying day in and day out. He has already gone ahead and had a public dig at Anthony Martial for wanting out of the club because of lack of game time and going on a holiday for the birth of his child. He did not stop there – he has already criticised club’s vice-president Ed Woodward of not delivering him with transfer targets.
Mourinho already looks like a beaten man. Players returning late and fatigued from the World Cup is not a new thing. It happens to every top side. It’s been like this for decades. The amount he’s going on about it is just baffling. It’s like he has prepared for an excuse well in advance that next season will be a pretty long one for United faithful and they should have no hope.
Which manager on earth publically tells fans to stop coming to the games and waste their money? In an extraordinary statement, Jose on Sunday said that United’s missing stars have rendered the tour pointless and that the strain is ‘killing’ the other players.
United side were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool in front of 100,000 fans in Michigan, Mourinho said: “The atmosphere was good but if I was them I wouldn’t have come. I wouldn’t have spent my money to watch these two teams. I watched Chelsea versus Inter earlier and people had decided the beach was better. The stadium was empty.”
He has been asking for new recruits – but despite having money to spend – United board has taken a hard step and clearly told Jose that they won’t be spending atrocious some of the money on the likes of Willian who is almost 30, Toby Alderweireld and Ivan Perisic who are 29. Selling a young talent in Martial and replacing him with 29 and 30-year-old doesn’t make sense at all. But Jose being Jose has been publically ranting about Martial and has created a sense of negativity around the player.
If you are a Manchester United fan – #MourinhoOut is the only way to get better football. Nothing will happen with him as the manager. A coach should be able to improve every player and it’s high time for Jose to shut up his damn mouth and produce results or it won’t be a surprise if he is sacked before the end of this season.