Manchester United go into the international break sitting in seventh place, nine points off Manchester City in fourth. and it proves they’ve hardly moved forward since they sacked Jose Mourinho last December. This time last year they sat in eighth, but were seven points behind the top four.
Victor Lindelof was signed by Jose Mourinho and has taken to the media to praise him this week, saying to Aftonbladet (via Metro): “He is one of the world’s best coaches and he is supposed to have a job at one of the biggest clubs. I miss him in football. He’s a great coach and a great person, whom I owe a great deal. It was he who gave me the chance here.”
The centre-back has been a mainstay in the United’s line-up so far this season, starting 11 games in the league. However, even with Harry Maguire in the side, they’ve managed just two clean sheets so far this season. Fans saw Lindelof’s comments when United news aggregator Utd Xtra posted them on their Twitter account, and the reaction wasn’t all positive. Some fans clearly believe the 25-year-old isn’t good enough for their club and that his comments on Mourinho aren’t accurate.
Lindelof on Mourinho: “He is one of the world’s best coaches and he is supposed to have a job at one of the biggest clubs. I miss him in football. He’s a great coach and a great person, whom I owe a great deal. It was he who gave me the chance here.” #mufc [Aftonbladet]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) November 12, 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
— Muffty (@nirbagi) November 12, 2019
Once he gets a new club you should immediately join him
— 💢Green&Gold ’til the club is sold🔰 (@ilhammufc) November 13, 2019
Then you can go with him wherever he goes!
— Hira Yonzan (@UFOYonzan) November 13, 2019
He sat you on the bench most of the time lol is that how you learnt ?
— Ash 😊😊 (@OleOlefanboy) November 12, 2019
One of the reasons he failed. Buying ill equipt junk.
— Tom (@KaneIsAbelRisen) November 12, 2019
He was the worlds best coach but that is years ago. In the end he lost it and the game has moved on. He was hired for you to win the title or the CL and he couldn’t do it. Even with his negative football which worked 15 years ago
— Julian⭐️ (@Julian_01m) November 12, 2019
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