Manchester United Football CLub have made a sensational start to the Premier League season. They’ve won all-but-one game, and Jose Mourinho’s side looks pretty convincing in the process.
The self-proclaimed Special One has his team playing an attractive brand of football right now, fronted by new goalscoring hero Romelu Lukaku. The big Belgian has eight in eight, and he even proved he can do the dirty work in a tight game against Southampton.
Now, BBC pundit Danny Murphy reckons performances like the aforementioned 1-0 victory away at the Saints is why the Red Devils will win the league title this season.
Murphy points to United’s ‘pragmatic’ side, and took a closer look at players who don’t mind doing their defensive duties when called upon.
‘People doubt sometimes if they want to do the hard yards creative players, but for Mourinho you have to or you’re out,’ Murphy told the BBC on Match of the Day, as per The Metro.
‘It’s great to see players playing for the team even at a big club where they’re expected to go and dominate.
‘They do it because if they won’t they won’t play.
‘Performances like today are why I think United will win it [league title] ahead of City. They’re more pragmatic.’
I look at Rashford yesterday and think this kid just keeps on surprising me. At times, he was virtually playing at left-back and doing a real good job for his team when they were under the cosh.
All the squad are buying into Mourinho’s mantra and ideologies and in part, that’s why the Portuguese coach is so successful in his second season. He has such a strong impact on his players and it’s brilliant to see. Long may it continue, because this Manchester United side are certainly on the up.