Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho suffered the heaviest home loss of his career as Tottenham Hotspur won 3-0 at Old Trafford on Monday to winding an early-season turmoil for the Red Devils.
Mourinho is at the front of the firing line with chances on him being the first Premier League boss to lose his job as of now being cut off with 6 points after back to back thrashings.
In any case, the Portuguese is a long way from the only guilty party with United’s slide on the field going back to Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
Taking a look at three things that have turned out badly for the 20-time Premier League champions.
Mourinho Not That Special Anymore
Mourinho acquainted himself with English football as “The Special One” when taking charge of the West London club 14 years ago.
He upheld that specialty by delivering two consecutive Premier League titles. The Special one’s emanation, tactical and strategic teaches additionally enlivened a title win in his second spell at Stamford Bridge, a treble at Inter Milan and broke Barcelona’s La Liga dominance under Pep Guardiola for Real Madrid.
However, his third season’s second time around at Chelsea and Madrid finished bitterly and the third season at United as of now looks like its heading same path.
As opposed to the energizing brand of football offered by Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea under Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino and Maurizio Sarri, Mourinho’s preservationist strategies and tactics appear to be obsolete and inconsistent with United’s conventional style under Ferguson.
Besides, while Mourinho used to staunchly defend his players’ performances, at United he has routinely condemned his squad in broad daylight.
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London rival (Tottenham) fans spurred Mourinho with cries of “You’re Not Special Anymore” and his jibe at the media as he raged out of his post-match question and answer session requesting respect for his record of winning three Premier League titles did little to control the inclination he is living off past glories.
Not So United
Mourinho’s harsh mindset hasn’t been held only for his players, but likewise the club’s official Ed Woodward for an apparent absence of support in the transfer window.
Woodward regarded there not to be an incentive in the market for a host of center back targets recognized by Mourinho and addressed whether they were any superior to the five already in United’s disposal.
The supposition of a previous financier overruling an experienced manager on football matters has just seen United investigate the likelihood of appointing an executive director of football as a centerman between the two parts out of the blue.
Woodward likewise insisted neither Paul Pogba or Anthony Martial were up for sale regardless of a grieved vibe between the supervisor and the two players.
Pogba, who cost United a then world record Â£89 million ($116 million) in 2016 asserted he would be fined for uncovering his actual sentiments after the first game of the season as Mino Raiola gives off an impression of being agitating for a move with Barcelona interest.
Martial was fined by Mourinho for not coming back to the club’s pre-season tour in the United States amid the birth of his second child and didn’t make the list for Tottenham game.
Woodward has been blamed for having divided loyalties after United’s offer value hit a record high a week ago in spite of the club’s on-field inconveniences.
However, while American owners the Glazer family stay unpopular among numerous fans, United have spent richly in the transfer market as of late.
The issue is a revealed to be a £700 million investment in transfer fees alone since Ferguson retired has been to a great extent squandered. Big money signings Angel di Maria, Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are no longer with the club.
While Luke Shaw, Juan Mata, Martial, Pogba and Alexis Sanchez have likewise failed to hit the gauges they appeared at previous clubs to lure United’s interest in the first place. spot.