Jose Mourinho is one of the best managers in world football, but in this sport, it can sometimes take time for things to work out. New coaches bring new ideas, and it can drag on a bit before we’re anywhere near the finished article.
Despite the signings of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, performances this season would definitely suggest we’re still some way from where the manager wants us to be.
Now, the self-proclaimed Special One has been speaking to the media about the situation. He has stated that although our squad isn’t bad, Manchester United aren’t close to where he wants us to be.
“What we have now is not bad at all but if you ask me how far we are from having the team I want, it’s far,” Mourinho is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News. “Very far.”
“We had just one transfer window. We didn’t use the second one. We need a transfer window again. Definitely, we need to improve, in terms of our squad.”
Honestly, that tells you everything you need to know about Jose Mourinho. This guy is just an absolute winner, and he’ll do so at any costs. Just look at what happened in his second stint with Chelsea. They were pretty good in his first season, but after he had time to assess the situation and iron out those problems, the Stamford Bridge club won the league with ease the following campaign.
I think our squad issues run a lot deeper than that of Chelsea’s and it may take him longer than just the one season to sort things out here, but I’ve no doubts that we have the right man for the job at the helm.
Mourinho is a coach that tends to act quickly and get his business done as early as possible, and I’d imagine that’ll be the plan again as it allows the new incoming players to bed in as quickly as possible.