Is Mourinho Manchester United’s Problem
This season is no doubt Jose Mourinho’s worst season in Manchester United though it not yet Mid-Season.
Jose’s United have struggled to stay in the top 10 on the log since the start of the season and this is a major concern for a team that is contending for the English Premier League.
So far this season in the EPL the Red Devils have won 6 matches, lost 4 and played draw in 4, scoring 22 goals and conceding 23 after 14 matches.
The team is out of the Carabao cup after losing on Penalties to Championships team, Derby County. Although Man U have made it to the second round of the UEFA Champions League most fans of the club are of the opinion that the club doesn’t have what it takes to make it past the round of 16.
In a recent report by ESPN, Old Trafford which is the Stadium of Manchester United hardly get filled again as most fans are not satisfied with how their favorite team play.
A lot of fans all around the world already wants Jose sacked as his team is not getting the results expected from them but the truth is when a team is not playing well there are many factors that determine this and not just the manager.
Another determining factor in the success or failure of a team in a league as tough as the EPL is the Team Quality.
Although Mourinho added some players to the squad this season, the team is still lacking some in-depth players. Before the start of the season the Portuguese gaffer tried adding some more players especially in the defense to fortify the team but unfortunately couldn’t after the deal with Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld didn’t pull through.
Another factor to look at is the age of the team 8 out of the 11 possible line-ups are older than 28 without a younger replacement and two wing backs out of the 8 are over 32. What this means is when they are playing it will be easy for a face winger to beat them.
Manchester United squad a need revamping and it’s a fact known by all but the reason why the board is not backing the coach is unknown.
This is not a ploy to defend Mourinho, of course, he has his faults but anything planning to contend for a major title in this age have to spend to acquire quality players. Using Manchester City as an example, Pep Guardiola has been able to sell and buy quality players every season. Pep brought in Riyad Mahrez at the beginning of this season despite having Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva playing the same wing.