A lot has been made of Jose Mourinho’s start to life at Manchester United.
With the Chelsea debacle still in his wing mirrors and success expected immediately, many have surmised that The Special One has lost his touch.
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Results haven’t been great and an 8 point margin has opened up between Manchester United and the leading pack.
But he seems unperturbed by the vitriolic response of some to his methods and he reasserted his desire to take the club back to the top in his midweek press conference.
Mourinho is quoted as saying:
“I am at the club I want to be at and I am so happy to be here.
“I want to stay here until the end of my contract and then who knows?
“But I will be here for many years. I am a football man and I am still young.”
He is clearly hurting after a few defeats already this season. But he has barely governed Manchester United for a dozen games and TFF believes that, despite another painful draw against Burnley last weekend, there are definite signs of improvement in this United side.
The intensity with which they played in the second half against Burnley has seldom been seen since Sir Alex left the club and they are certainly having no luck at the moment.
David Luiz would surely have been sent off by most refs when United played Chelsea and Ander Herrera would not have seen red 9 times out of 10 for his slip which resulted in him getting his marching orders at the weekend.
With Zlatan well overdue a glut of goals, we cauld be about to see some consistency from Manchester United after the last international break until March.