Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he has been working harder than ever to turn the club around in his first season with the sleeping giant.
TFF has always opined that the Portuguese is the perfect and perhaps only man for the job of returning Manchester United to the top of the pile but maybe he hasn’t found it as straightforward as he would have liked.
With an open cheque book and a huge global fan base the tools are in place for a resurgence but its probably the biggest test of Mourinho’s career and he has admitted that it’s a tough job.
“I probably work, this season, harder than ever.”
“Sometimes you get into big clubs in difficult moments and the work is harder than at a smaller club in a moment of positive explosion.
“It’s been a very hard season.
“Some of the work has been invisible to your eyes. But when I analyse my work, I analyse my work in the globality because better than anyone I know what I did, I know what I had to do.”
But Manchester United fans seem largely happy with the work that Mourinho is doing. They have had to develop some hitherto unnecessary patience over the last few years and TFF can see definite albeit slow progress in their pursuit of preeminence.
Manchester United are harder to beat than at any time since Sir Alex abdicated the hot seat and they have only lost once in the league in the last six months.
And with a Community Shield, a League Cup and a European final in the bank the Old Trafford faithful have lots to be positive about.
What United do lack is speed and ruthlessness up front but this is surely going to be addressed with some more big arrivals in the summer.
The emergence of Marcus Rashford bodes well for the future an Anthony Martial has improved of late. Reports over the weekend suggest that Manchester United may move for Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez and, with Zlatan now out for the rest of the season and possibly beyond, United will surely move for a stellar number nine, with the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Romelu Lukaku and Kylian Mbappe regularly adorning the back pages of the sports pages in relation to big money moves the summer.