Manchester United’s penultimate game of the season takes place this evening, with Jose Mourinho taking his side to the South Coast to take on Claude Puel’s Southampton side. This is a game that the hosts will badly want to win, to go some way towards avenging their EFL Cup final loss at the hands of the Red Devils.
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Manchester United, namely Jose Mourinho have unearthed an absolute gem of a footballer this season. Eric Bailly, a 23-year-old centre-back born in the Ivory Coast. The former Villareal man has been an absolute revelation for the Red Devils this term, and he has turned into a proper fan favourite.
The two Manchester clubs battled it out in the quest for a top four finish. A dire game that showed why both teams are fighting for fourth place rather than for the title. Arguably getting a win was more important for City as a top four finish is all Pep Guardiola can aim to achieve after failing in the cup competitions.
Manchester United have been playing some very easy on the eye football recently, with Jose Mourinho’s men enjoying a nice unbeaten run in the Premier League. Currently, they sit sixth in the table but the improvement is there for all to see.
Manchester United have been playing some lovely football recently, despite the results not always going the way that Jose Mourinho would have wanted. However, as a fan you have to remain patient with the manager because we know exactly what he is capable of when things click into gear.
Manchester United still have four massive games to take part in this season, with Louis van Gaal determined to guide his side to a Champions League spot as well as securing the FA Cup. However planning for next season is already well underway.
There has always been an assumption that great players must make great coaches and managers. However, without the exceptions of Franz Beckenbauer (West Germany) and Johan Cruyff (Ajax and Barcelona), those regarded as the games greatest talents have never truly succeeded in the managerial hotseat.
After Manchester United’s less than glamourous exit from the UEFA Champions League, the team is refocusing its efforts on a Premier League title. Now that they’re free from the distraction of European soccer, winning another title should be the only thing on the team’s mind and at this point anything less would be a major disappointment. While it seems that the job of manager Louis van Gaal is safe for the time being, if he doesn’t get his team to start scoring some goals soon it won’t be long before the patience of Man Utd. supporters runs out.