- Sep 13, 2014
So basically SAF had better player and was a better manager. Yet got less points?You look at the players SAF had and the players we have now or Jose had. We have to accept the squad SAF had was better and better coached too. It doesn't take away anything from Jose who was a world class manager.
I am not comparing Ole to Jose.
Ole has to win almost the whole lot to be even compared to Jose in his success.
It's to point out that points alone can't be the criteria for comparison as to what wins the PL. Points in one season could be higher and not win the league while in another season it could be lower.
Something do not add up here unless we claim the league was better in 1999. I think the opposite.
Luck could be a factor here. I am not sure how the games was lost in 1999 since I didn't follow us back then and have mainly just watched the big games.
Did we often dominate, but fail to produce a moment of brilliance? Keeper difference since De Gea was a beast for us in 2018.
Mourinho underrated now compared to SAF or our squads? Although SAF didn't have meltdown seasons and was the comeback king.
Also the squad we had back then won multiple titles.
The big game record is also interestingly poor in 1999 and I see and worse than 2018. Goal difference is almost the same too.
If 1999 was not part of the treble it would not be talked about as highly I think. Obviously since we got the treble it is a legendary season.