Our Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern will be hoping to close the gap on rivals Man City next year and fare better in the cup competitions under Mourinho as he reaches three years in charge at the club.
According to our regulars, Mourinho looked like he’d got the perfect formula at the start of the season, as the Red Devils looked to build on the successful first season under the Portuguese boss in which they won the double by winning the League Cup and the Europa League. In doing so, Mourinho became the first United manager to win a trophy, never mind two in his first season.
He has been hugely backed in every transfer market by Ed Woodward and any barring the odd one or two last summer, he has got every one of his transfer targets.
For United to be where they are at the moment is certainly an improvement on how things have been in recent seasons since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. However, they did win the FA Cup under former boss Louis Van Gaal in his last game in charge, so surely Woodward would be looking to add this to the cabinet again in the final few months of the season in order to keep the current silverware streak going.
Our landlord and the darts team at the end of the bar have been discussing what two things Mourinho needs to be asking himself over this season…
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