Jose Mourinho - Was He Right?

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    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    Go home, you are drunk
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    AJ10 Full Member

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    Jose has some magic to make people lose their shit over him despite being a coward who gave up when things didn't go his way. Only had half a billion to spend, how the poor fella managed.

    Bravo.
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    Tincanalley Turns player names into a crappy conversation

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    Rather harsh tone in some of the exchanges here. My view: Woodward is a low life egomaniac who treated all our managers abominably especially LVG and Mourinho. Mourinho is not above criticism; but this is a great club, with a virus. And the name of the virus is not Paul Pogba.
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    BlueHaze Full Member

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    Why does this shit keep getting bumped who cares if he is right or wrong the man had an opportunity to prove his worth and failed miserably. Had to say this before I put it on ignore.
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    The problem is that we haven't moved on. We have moved backward.
    Minus 19 points last season, minus 32 this season

    I fully understand that Jose can be a divisive manager.
    But my contention is that far from Jose throwing players under a bus, the clear evidence is that it was the club and in particular the the players who threw him under the bus. His frustration was there for everyone to see.
    Oh and by the way they are doing it to Ole as well.
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    Cheers mate

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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Not weird at all, that.
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    Keep the excuses for Mourinho coming.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    But, but he wasn’t backed. The excuses for him are outrageous.
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    hn4manunited Full Member

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    Great post. Couldn’t agree more.

    Anyone who couldn’t appreciate this and see this has an extremely narrow view of the world of football. You can not just focus on the manager and a few players. The environment, the conditions, the track record, data points, etc all come into play.
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    Rolaholic Full Member

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    They wanted him to be allowed to buy another 10 players who would stagnate and eventually fall out under him,the mental gymnastics from his supporters when it comes to Jose is akin to a legitimate cult of personality. Everything has to be black or white
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    el3mel Full Member

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    It's hard for some to admit they were terribly wrong. Easier to twist the narrative.
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    royboy16 Full Member

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    Did he do this deliberately to force the boards hand to give him more money to buy players or he hit self destruct as he was told no more signings work with what you have ?
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    Dec9003 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    We'll probably never know mate.
    Wouldn't surprise me if he did it to get the sack because he thought/knew we were going nowhere.
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    LazyRed-Ninja LazyGrammar-Ninja

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    Lets try to be specific here. Did the manager fai
    Is it possible to improve a team which can or doesnt want to improve? If not, how can one expect that Mourinho would improve them if the same players have shown the same flaws under different managers?

    Ole can not be expected to be a wonder doctor that is true, but you can expect him to ‘improve’ the team or to atleast create a system, whereby his players which suit his vision can flourish. If we can not expect a United manager to improve a team or to be a good coach and next season becomes another debacle, it will be groundhog day all over again. It will be another mistake from the board, to have given an inexperienced manager a contract while knowing he is not a ‘particular good coach.

    People are judging Mourinho. He won the Europa league in his first season and finished second in his second season, with 81 points, the highest finish post Sir Alex. Those are objective statistics. Now when we speak about the factors which attributed to his sacking, we can agree that his antics didnt help. However in hindsight fans are starting to realize that there was truth in his statements. Fans were calling his statement of him not knowing if players are caring about the football absurd, but statements like these have now come to light yet again under a different manager. Was he right in publically calling his players out ? One can argue about that, likewise, is Ole correct in publically telling the media that he doesnt know if all the players will be here this season?

    I dont believe that backing narrative was ‘bullshit’. What was the fee Leicester asked? Was it a Van Dijk? How do we know other defenders werent requested? I remember an interview of Neville saying that jose wanted a defender and the board rejected this. Was Neville selling a ‘bullshit’ narrative?

    We can not definitively say that Mourinho failed, he won the Europa League and finished second in his second season. What was he expected to achieve with this specific team? The title? That is unrealistic. Champions league qualification? That was a realistic target, however as you can see under Ole, the team didnt have the right attitude to achieve that objective. I’d claim that he failed to bring the ‘united way’, in stead of the negative tactica of defense, but that yet again falls on the board when they hired him. You cant expect one of the most succesfull trainers in football to change his ways later in his career.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    Your first question is a straw man and it's not even remotely true, these aren't the same players and it would be quite exceptional if somehow +25 players coming from different places were for some reason all unwilling to improve. Logic dictates to look at the common denominator and in this case it's the coaching staff and its quality, none of the managers that we brought were at there personal best. Some players may not be good enough and I'm convinced that it's the case for a substantial part but not all of them, even McTominay was badly struggling this season until the last months.
    As for the rest, you simply ignored the defenders that I mentioned and said themselves that they decided to not join after being handed offers and the only reason we talk about Maguire is because of the negotiation rumours.

    And of course he failed, he took the 5th team in the PL, spent 400m and was the 6th team in the league the day of his sacking at 8-10 points of 4th. He failed to durably improve the team and was acting like a prat, the last part being the most important for me, because I didn't necessarily expect perfection and linear improvement but I most definitely expected him to not act terribly and not be a nuisance himself.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Exactly. Spending 200 million wouldn't have changed anything, except we would have been 200 million poorer and more deadwood added.
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    LazyRed-Ninja LazyGrammar-Ninja

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    These are definitely the majority of the players, minus Fred and Fellaini (could have forgotten some here), but De Gea Jones, smalling, Shaw, young, Matic, Pogba, Lindgard, Lukaku, Mata, Martial, Sanchez were all here, so i am not so sure how that is a strawman argument or ‘not remotely true’. You even mentioned that ‘some players may not be good enough, and i’m convinced that its the case for a substantial part but not all of them. This comes back to the point of how can you then expect from a manager to improve a team which arent good enough to substiantally improve enough to challenge for the top spots?

    Yes Boatang and Godin were indeed targets that rejected United. However, we dont know how many defenders were requested. Here is a quote from Neville;

    ‘From a board perspective, it has been messy over the last couple of weeks.""I think of the briefing Ed Woodward gave journalists ahead of the Leicester game, where he explained why United weren't going to buy centre-backs and why Jose was not being backed, trying to justify to the media why he's not backed his manager."“It's too late for that, Mourinho has already been given a contract extension - back him until the end."
    (Source skysports, august 2018).

    Is Neville selling a fake narrative too?

    Furthermore, when we speak about ‘failing’, what exactly was the target? What is the comparison? To whom? To LvG and Moyes? Yes, the first season Mourinho finished 5th, having missed the CL based on goal difference to City, with a european trophy (the only one missing in United’s history). The second season United finished with 81 points, the highest finish post Sir Alex. The pre season debacle started and it all went downhill from there. The antics were now public and the player-manager conflict kept dragging on until the sacking. Many fans said that Mourinho was to blame, but they are now starting to realize that there was ‘some truth’ in Mourinho’s statements when he publically criticized the team. Similarly to Ole, telling the media that he is not sure if all players will be here next season. As you stated, its logical to look at the common denominator and that is the fact there are rotten fruits in the dressing room, negatively influencing the team and hence team results.

    I appreciate the dialogue!
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    I don't understand that paragraph a third of the players mentioned have been bought by Mourinho, Smalling and De Gea improved under LVG and Martial was actually good. As for the dressing room, can you name the rotten fruits?
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    LazyRed-Ninja LazyGrammar-Ninja

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    De Gea actually improved under Sir Alex gradually. Smalling had that ‘mike’ moment (under LvG) when he was in a good spell. Shaw and Lindgard had good spells as they had too under Mourinho. The other players Lindelof, Bailly, Fred, Pogba, Lukaku, Sanchez were indeed bought under Mourinho’s reign. The point i am making is that you stated that you believe that a substantial part of players are just nog good enough. How then can one expect a manager to improve a team which ‘just isnt good enough’? Werent the results then merely a logical consequence of this? This happened under Ole as well, players not showing the right attitude and mentality to push through. In regards to your last question. Do you believe there are rotten fruits in the team?

    This is not an argument we are merely expressing different perspectives,which is fine. I try to hang on in terms of the english grammer, considering i am not english. Dutch people and the english language dont go along in harmony as they say :wenger:
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    united for life New Member

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    Mourinho was right that the squad is shite. BUT he was so wrong going out in the media and criticising everyone, pointing fingers. Also, let’s not forget that he significantly contributed to having a weak squad. Fred? Sanchez for these wages? Oh come on