Manchester United are a mid-table team playing in the Europa League … what has changed since then to free Jose Mourinho a year ago?
- Manchester United was held to Aston Villa at home drawing 2-2 at home Sunday
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pulls men in the ninth part with 18 points from 14
- At this stage the last season under Jose Mourinho, United had four better points off
- Solskjaer was seen as the ideal figure to lead the cultural restart at United
- But United has not improved and they don't look better than the side of the middle table
Jose Mourinho will return to Old Trafford for the first time as Tottenham's manager on Wednesday, and former Manchester United's mayor could ask what he has changed since he was a year ago. this month.
The United left 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Sunday left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who succeeded Mourinho, 18 points from 14 games and ninth in the league's league table.
At the same stage last season, there were 22 points at the side of Mourinho and they were in the seventh after a 2-2 draw with Southampton. However, the Portuguese coach was two weeks from the pack.
Man United has 18 points from 14 games and will sit ninth in the league table
Harry Maguire (L) and Victor Lindelof looked chickenpox after the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa
Of course, Mourinho was increasingly involved with events from the park; The relationship between the Old Trafford board and the Old Trafford board is overwhelmingly perceived as a lack of market support in summer 2018, and falling out with some players – primarily Paul Pogba. By the end of December 18 last year, one United figure put him down as a death of a thousand cuts.
Solskjaer could not be a more contradictory character. The United man in general, and the ideal figure to lead what is described as a cultural resumption at United – returned to the core values of his lost Sir Alex Ferguson mentor since the Scot retired in 2013.
Solskjaer buys the idea that United step must be taken back to go forward again, which is not good with Mourinho.
When I don't win I can't be happy, I can't change that in my DNA, He said his Spurs were exposing earlier this month. And I hope I can influence the players not to be happy not to win football games. If you are willing to lose three football games, it is difficult to be a winner at any time in your career. It is a fundamental principle. # 39;
Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford for the first time as Tottenham Boss Wednesday
Mourinho was criticized for his football style by United but it is worth noting that he won his first three matches at Tottenham, scoring 10 goals and taking six in the process.
Solskjaer also had a huge impact, of course, after Mourinho was replaced as a caretaker leader in December last, and he won 14 of his 19 games before being chargeed.
However, things have not been as successful as Norway since. United is a mid-table team playing in the Europa League, and is currently on the right. Despite further investment in the squad this summer – although they focus on Britain's younger talent – they are much longer than behind Manchester City and Liverpool.
Pogba has been out in the last two months but the United States is still not closer to the best sign of his £ 89 million record. Lack of midfield and depth creation in the attack after the holiday decision Romelu Lukaku is left for Inter Milan in summer.
Tyrone Mings celebrates his villa friends after he has done 2-2 Sunday night
Apparently, Solskjaer still needs improvement. They acknowledged five goals in both final league games, without failing for more than a few minutes on both occasions while pulling them against two elevated teams in Sheffield United and now Villa.
The spores are the next time on Wednesday and Mourinho returns to his old club feeling much stronger in his new job. It is clear that the patience given by United States graduates to his successor.
I'm going to try to get a job as Ole was and the future to talk about, he said in October when United stood up as a manager under pressure. 'I think it's a great case – a three-year contract, the future, the young players. I think it is a great job to do in such a big club. # 39;
The feeling at United is that Mourinho was going. Change was necessary. A year later, however, the question is how much has actually changed at Old Trafford.
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