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Jose Mourinho reveals plans to make Manchester United less boring

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed plans to make Manchester United more entertaining.

The Portuguese coach has explained how he is trying to improve his team’s play in attack.

The Red Devils under Mourinho have drawn much criticism for their ‘boring’ style of football.

Mourinho: “I’m trying to find a balance”

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 23: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Mancthester United throws the ball during the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford on October 23, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Mourinho has blamed his team’s defensive fragility on his plans to make United more attacking.

With an emphasis on being better in attack, the defence has suffered he claims.

The Red Devils have conceded more goals than any side in the Premier League top 14 with 18.

The manager remains intent on adding to his back line in January having failed to land target over the summer.

Mourinho said:

“Because the approach was much more defensive (last season) and with a much more defensive approach you can hide better your weaknesses.

“So when the team is really defensive and you have a more defensive mind then you base the work on that.

“Then the team doesn’t develop enough in other areas, but the team managed to get results based on that.

“I’m trying to find a balance where we develop the team in the second and first phase of attack and we develop the talented players that we have without losing the balance.

“When we are in control we have no problems, when the opponent is in control I think the team has problems.”


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