Mourinho has found the right time to win over United fan's hearts after he had conquered their heads

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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    Jose Mourinho's relationship with Manchester United fans has always been frosty to say the least. Ever since his first Chelsea side battled the way to the top only to see a resurgent Ferguson overthrow the Portuguese manager's team, Mourinho has been a key figure in Manchester United's past. From starting as a figure for hatred and scorn, Mourinho made his way to the Old Trafford dugout and started his reign as Machester United manager.

    Many felt he wasn't up to the task, indeed a frequent topic of conversation across the web is Mourinho's suitability for the role. Some influential fans have taken against Mourinho, reportedly so has Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton. Recent flirtatious advances towards PSG have not gone down well, neither did criticism of the Old Trafford faithful.

    However, signs are there that Mourinho is changing his old ways. After getting much deserved stick for his setup against the top six rivals in the league, Jose chose yesterday to attack Arsenal and create one of the games of the season. Led by a homegrown (and much maligned) Jesse Lingard, United's attack were in scintillating form, let off the hook from their former rigid system and instead allowed to express themselves. Whereas before Jose had been accused of trying to shoehorn his own signings into the team, former stalwarts Ibrahimovic and Mkhitarian have now been left out in favour of young flair such as Martial and Lingard. Anthony Martial who had previously struggled for minutes under the enigmatic Portuguese manager has forced himself into the first team and has produced performances that are lighting up the league.

    It was also evident that Mourinho's once fiery temper has now tempered. Jose was full of praise for Arsenal's legendary manager after the game, talking about Arsenal's "amazing attacking football", far away from any comments about "voyeurism". Indeed Jose seems to have stopped a lot of the divisive comments he made before his stint in the Old Trafford dugout. Whether this is a natural side effect of his ageing or a conscious effort to win over some of his vocal detractors in the Old Trafford fanbase is not known, what is impressive is that he's managed to stay relatively controversy free so far in Manchester.

    Eric Cantona recently said Pep Guardiola is a better fit for Manchester United than Jose. There isn't much controversy in this statement, United fans would much rather see the beautiful attacking football than the dull pragmatic style that epitomises Mourinho's career. However, United fans will be hoping that the club's ethos will be slowly changing Jose's style, indeed if the relationship is ever going to come to a fruitful conclusion, they will have to.
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    Bojan11 Full Member

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    Did you write this?

    Atleast give the credit to whoever really wrote it.
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    Henrik Larsson Still logged in at RAWK (help!)

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    yeah that's pretty terrible
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    If Pogba was fit against Liverpool it would have been a different game. What was he supposed to do vs Chelsea? Come on now, people need to just stop and think for once.
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    Henrik Larsson Still logged in at RAWK (help!)

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    People need to make sure their once fiery temper has tempered by now
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    Is this an audition to work for the Sun or something?
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    P-Nut0712 fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    Surely Mourinhos relationship with United started with the Porto game?
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    Werd. New Member

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    What the feck.
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    I think Mourinho has broken Twigg.
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    I am trying to get high quality premium posting on the redcafe front page. After my last piece got national media attention, I'm wondering if this will also be spread.
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    I honestly can’t think of anyone else I’d rather pick to be the spokesman of our forum.
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    dichinero Banned

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    @Wumminator
    You do have a flair for writing but surely all you had to do, given the events of yesterday was to simply write "De Gea", that is all.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Then you’ll want to edit the final “they” in that last sentence.
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    Yeah the guy with the average thread reply of 102.5 posts is gonna listen to the guy who is getting around 42.3 in his.

    Come on
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Whoah. We can actually see stats like those?
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    It took a bit of time adding up.
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    Regulus Arcturus Black Full Member

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    Strange reply, but hardly surprising your threads do "well" buddy, although I'm not convinced thread reply is a sign of a good thread :)

    Pogue is right there, I'm not sure what "they" is doing there twigg so hard to understand the meaning of that final sentence.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate

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    The ethos are the "they" and they will have to change Mourinho. I think.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Time well spent.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Ethos is a singular noun, though.
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Ethics is an English county as well
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    You should be grateful they didn't publish your picture.

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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate

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    Okay, Okay Plato. "The ethe will have to change Mourinho, they will have to."

    PS: I'm not sure if that's correct.
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    NinjaFletch Full Member

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    If its the 'piece' I'm thinking of, wasn't the 'national attention' just people laughing at you for being, well, laughable?
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    It went into a newspaper.
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    NinjaFletch Full Member

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    That doesn't answer my question.
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    The newspaper in question spends time looking for thought provoking and interesting ideas from around the web, mine was selected which actually made me very proud.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Good lord.
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    P-Nut0712 fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    Oh God you've cut out the snippet haven't you
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    Did you put the article on the wall alongside your blue Peter badge?
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    He threw his toys out of the pram about how Mourinho had stolen his lunch money or something.
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    This is just great :lol:
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    @Wumminator that's nothing. It's a mere quote. Eurosport made an article with my "brilliant" assessment of Rojo.
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    That was noted, hence me trying to live up to you.
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    Decent effort @Wumminator. I’d question the first line of the second last paragraph. How does one temper one’s temper?