City Luiz their first game of the season as the kop and Klopp go top, Arsenal lose more defenders than Tommy Robinson but Torreira gets on his bike, Spurs take Leicester to the Dele and slice them up, and Manchester United win a game of football.
While I admire the Mourinho mentality that says, “if we’re in a competition, we’ll try to win it”, I don’t think any United fan will look back on 2016/17 as another treble season. With all apologies to Liverpool and what some dubbed the ‘Mickey Mouse treble’, this campaign is just barely a double. I mean, the Community Shield isn’t a major trophy, is it?
They’ve been an enigma this season. They’ve played good football, they’ve controlled games and created chances aplenty. This is the football every Manchester United fan wanted to see after the days of LVG’s “possession” game, filled with sideways and backwards passes. This is exactly what every Red Devil wanted to see after David Moyes oversaw the rapid demise of the club in the first season after Sir Alex retired. It’s not quite all that glorious currently though, as their league position remains a bit of a mystery.
To suggest that Mourinho needs three or four more transfer windows to produce a decent team is to admit that he cannot coach the best out of the talented players he already has. Which, of course, is the crux of the matter.
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When Chelsea were in free-fall in the late, dark days of Jose Mourinho’s second reign, we asked the biggest Chelsea fan we know to tell us what on earth was going on. Part 1 of Faisal Pasha’s answer dealt with the misery that has been Chelsea’s defense and midfield this season. Here is part 2. Let’s see who else is to blame…
After last night’s woeful performance in the Champions League at home to PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United are feeling the pain. The Red Devils must go to Wolfsburg and win to ensure qualification to the knockout rounds. A tough ask.
If you thought last summer saw a lot of transfer activity at Old Trafford, you may want to brace yourself – now that the season is over, there is another whirlwind of activity about to get underway.