Manchester United Football Club made it into the quarter-finals of the Europa League last night, with Jose Mourinho’s men putting in a very average display. That can be forgiven somewhat, due to the fact that the Red Devils had only played three days previous, in a gruelling cup tie against Chelsea.
Before last night’s game, Jose Mourinho met the media and discussed a variety of topics. One area of conversation was the current playing squad, and the self-proclaimed Special One has admitted that he would have kept some players that other managers have sold.
‘Manchester United sold players that I would never sell and bought players that I would never buy,’ he told the BBC, as per the Daily Mirror.
‘I would never have sold [Angel] Di Maria, Chicharito, Danny Welbeck – never, no chance.’
At the end of the day, what’s done is done and I honestly don’t see why he has brought this up. Perhaps it’s to further endear himself to the fans, whilst sort of taking a dig at both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal in front of him.
Honestly, when we sold Javier Hernandez it definitely felt like the right decision at the time as he’d been awful in the 18 months previous. The same can be said about Danny Welbeck who was really never healthy enough.
As for Angel di Maria, it was pretty clear he didn’t want to be here after the first couple of months and that move was always destined to fail, sadly.
Right now, our playing squad is looking pretty strong and Mourinho deserves credit for that. However, he has a long way to go and I’m certain he will get it right – and eventually, deliver trophies aplenty at the Theatre of Dreams.