Jose may go for a 4-3-3 at Manchester United – it’s a very en vogue formation – but we think that he will stick with the 4-2-3-1 that he seems so comfortable with.
That formation obviously requires his wide players to show real discipline. Because they are not only the chief creators in the side but also have the responsibility of covering their fullbacks.
Jose clearly struggled initially with Eden Hazard at Chelsea but, by season two of his second stint, he had turned the winger into a player of the year.
So could he perform the same sort of alchemy on the similarly talented yet similarly coltish and wayward Memphis Depay?
Like Angel di Maria before him, LvG has arguably done nothing for the career of Memphis. TFF believes that youngsters – particularly forwards – need an arm around the shoulder in their formative careers. But, too often, it appears that LvG has offered the Dutchman nothing more than a cold shoulder.
Depay’s omission from the match day squads for the cup final was the latest slap in the face for a player whose confidence is in tatters.
He will have to step up if he wants to have a future at Old Trafford. But, along with Anthony Martial, we think that Jose can make Memphis a superstar.
There is no doubting the talent of the youngster but many wonder whether he has the football brain to go with the wonderful athleticism, power and ball control. Will he turn out to be a Ronaldo or a Nani?
Memphis should see this as a fantastic opportunity. He has the chance to work with the best coach in the world – a man who could totally inspire the career of a player who looks dangerously close to the exit door right now.
TFF believes that Mourinho can turn Memphis into one of the best 5 players in the world if the young star is prepared to learn and adapt to a role as a wide man who tracks back for Jose in a 4-2-3-1.
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