In a rather swift turn of event, Jose Mourinho is fast heading towards being the next Manchester United manager. Former Chelsea boss is widely tipped to replace Louis Van Gaal in next 48-72 hours.
While the appointment has been greeted with great deal of ecstasy by most of the United supporters, there are some section of the fans who are not entirely happy with the news. Mourinho has been known to fall out with his players, team management and eventually ends up leaving the club in a turmoil.
They say ‘there is always more than what it meets the eye’, so on that note we take a look at five reasons why Manchester United fans are worried with Jose Mourinho’s appointment.
Regardless of whether he wins or loses a game, you can never keep Jose Mourinho out of the headlines. He often says things in the media which then circulates for weeks and ends up hampering the team’s performance.
For instance, his spat with Eva Carneiro led to Chelsea’s horrible season and Mourinho was eventually sacked by The Blues. Man United fans are worried because they feel, Jose will repeat his antics at Old Trafford and will lead the club to even darker days.
Habit of Parking the Bus
Jose Mourinho is known to be a defensive minded manager who is willing to do anything to get a win, even if it means putting all 11 players behind the ball.
Experts and some of the anti-Mourinho fan-base came up with the term ‘parking the bus’ which was in full effect during his both stints with Chelsea.
United fans have recently endured a defensive lesson under Louis Van Gaal and to go through it all over that again under Mourinho will be nothing short of a torturous disaster.
Disregard for academy players
This is one tag which has followed Jose Mourinho throughout his managerial career. Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne are still seen as his biggest mistakes as the duo turned in to superstars after being snubbed by The Special One.
In recent months, United fans have seen the likes of Marcus Rashford, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Jesse Lingard break in to the first team but given Mourinho’s image of being a youth-slaughterer, United fans are worried for their young stars.
His recent failure with Chelsea
To put it in plain words, Jose Mourinho’s second stay with Chelsea was his worst since he got in to management. He never got hold of his players, staff and certainly the club in general. United fans who are desperate for a true leader to take them out of their recent turmoil, are right in being worried with Mourinho’s appointment.
His ruthless overhauling of squad
One of key mantras of Mourinho’s success over the years has been his ruthless squad overhauling where he is never afraid to sell his key players like he did with Juan Mata at Chelsea.
Ironically, Mata is at United right now and is leading a long list of players at Old Trafford who will be sold by The Special One, which also is a cause of concern for some sections of the Manchester United fan-base.
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