It’s a beautiful illustration of how unpredictable and changeable the Premier League is that for the first two months of the season Pep Guardiola was GOD. He could do no wrong and had many to most of the pundits talking about the Spaniard taking this league to a whole new level.
But things slipped at City after a flying start and the adoration of the press quickly moved on the Jurgen Klopp. The press, it seemed, were wrong about Pep but definitely right about Klopp.
Then it was Antonio Conte’s turn to be deemed unbreakable. And so on and so forth, ad infinitum.
In all this time Jose Mourinho has largely been scorned. He has regularly been painted at Manchester United as an out of date coach whose methods are no longer compelling. A guy who football has passed by.
TFF always had faith that he could turn Manchester United’s fortunes around and there is a growing sense that solid foundations are once more being built in the red half of the city.
Mourinho was clearly annoyed by recent the criticism of the press. But he has appeared to take a slightly less volatile and confrontational approach of late and is letting the football do more of the talking.
Manchester United are still miles off the pace – 13 behind Chelsea, six off the Champions League spots and three behind Tottenham in fifth.
But a couple more wins against West Brom and Sunderland and they could be within touching distance of fourth.
With the chasing pack bunched together, Manchester City facing Arsenal and Liverpool playing Everton this weekend, things could get very interesting for Manchester United if they can see off WBA.
As the season progresses Jose’s stock is rising again. And a growing number of Manchester United fans wouldn’t change the Portuguese for any other coach in world football. TFF certainly thinks that he is the perfect man for the job of restoring United to the very top.