It’s been turbulent at Manchester United, to say the least, since Jose Mourinho took over in the summer.
But anyone expecting anything else doesn’t know Mourinho or football. In the end personality quirks or defects can be completely forgiven providing the team is winning.
Manchester United haven’t quite found that formula yet under Jose but TFF still thinks it’s just a matter of time. And when he does win 5 on the bounce, we will all be talking about what a great manager he is again.
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As for digging out your players in public, TFF sees nothing wrong with it at all, providing that the player reacts positively to it.
One of the most high profile spats between Jose and a player this season relates to Luke Shaw.
Mourinho clearly hasn’t been happy with certain elements of Shaw’s game and has let him know in no uncertain terms.
But The Daily Mail reports that the player is happy to stay and fight for his place. They say:
Luke Shaw ready to fight for his future at Manchester United despite falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho
TFF agrees with Mourinho that Shaw has made mistakes in defence this season. But he’s a wonderful talent and gets Manchester United on the front foot with his pace. And pace is exactly what United need right now.
So we genuinely hope that he will be a nailed-on starter by the end of the season. Shaw has played just 39 times for United in almost two and a half seasons with the club.