Jose Mourinho gambled everything on the Europa League last season and it paid off. Manchester United’s football excited precisely nobody but that won’t have bothered the manager. The world’s most expensive squad may not have competed for the title but they earned their way back to the Champions League regardless.
His first major success last term then can be said to have been dampening down expectations to such an extent that supporters felt finishing the season in sixth place and with the Europa League title represented success. Read the rest of this entry
It was a dazzling run as he stepped inside one player, fooled two more, then slipped it past a further pair for Jesse Lingard to fire Manchester United ahead against Real Madrid on Saturday night. News of Anthony Martial’s demise was rather premature, it’s fair to say.
Unfortunately for Martial, July is about the only month of the year in which foxing five Real Madrid players and laying on a tap-in counts for little of real note. However, Read the rest of this entry