Get over it
Manchester United fans have been told to get on board with Jose Mourinho’s style of football – because that will win them trophies.
That’s according to Owen Hargreaves, who has come to the defence of the United boss, who has come under-fire since the Liverpool draw, with many claiming it was ‘not the United way’ and that they need to attack more.
“Moyes and Van Gaal didn’t get results but Mourinho in a short spell has,” Hargreaves told Express Sport.
“He’s got the Europa League, won the EFL Cup and secured Champions League football. He finds a way to get results in crucial moments.
“Over a long period and especially when you loo at City playing that breathtaking attacking football, over a long season of course people start asking questions, especially with the amount of money they spent.
“But if he finds a way to win (then he can justify it).
“Just look at the Europa League final. That’s a great example of Mourinho. That young Ajax team has 65 per cent possession in that game.
“Times have changed from saying United are an all-out attacking team. They don’t blow teams away.
“Mourinho has his own philosophy and ideas. Everyone would love it, even the players, if it was a little bit more expansive.
“But if in the end it gets results fans will take it and accept it.
“Moyes and Van Gall, they didn’t get results, which is why they’re not there.”
Of course, accepting his tactics if the club win the Premier League or other top trophies is one thing – but if they finish runners up to a brilliant Manchester City side domestically, that will be something else altogether, and you could understand then if the fans started to moan.
As it is, the club may have seen their last couple of games be far from thrilling, but Mourinho won two trophies last term and is producing a real title challenge this time out, showing that the club are going forward – and United fans know after the likes of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, that’s easier said than done.