Jose Mourinho makes massive Manchester United claim

Jose Mourinho, Manchester United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Jose Mourinho, Manchester United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) /

Jose Mourinho has made a claim about his time as Manchester United manager and one complaint he has about his departure.

When Jose Mourinho was appointed as Manchester United manager, it was expected that he was going to turn the club back into Premier League contenders. After all, he had been one of the best managers in world football for over a decade at that point of time and was someone who even the great Sir Alex Ferguson had failed to get the better off.

And to be very honest, for a period of time, it looked like he was on the right path. Under him, the club won the League Cup and Europa League in 2016-17, then finished second in the Premier League and runners-up in the FA Cup in 2017-18.

It was the following season that things went south though. The Red Devils made a disastrous start to the season, so much so that the club decided to sack him in mid-December. Mourinho believes that he should have been afforded more time though.

As reported by Goal, the current Tottenham Hotspur manager said:

"“In a certain period of my career, with a profile of club I was getting in hands, we didn’t need as much time to reach success.“We did it at Porto, Inter, Real [Madrid], Chelsea, both times, we did it without that need of that longevity and also my desire to try different things and my crazy desire to go to many countries, and to try to win it, and try to get different experiences in many different countries, was perfect because was about winning, and good bye, and let’s try another thing.“The first club where I felt I need time and time was not given was at Manchester United, because I felt that I left at the middle of the process, but I learn very early to respect decisions, which I did at United.”"

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Knowing what we know, Mourinho probably should have been afforded more time to turn the ship around. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been at the club for two years now and the Red Devils are nowhere near being title contenders at this point unless something extraordinary happens this season.

On the other hand, Mourinho took over at Tottenham Hotspur in the middle of last season and they are already challenging for the title despite not being provided with an incredible transfer budget by the club. If he does manage to lead them to the Premier League title, it will be their third ever league win and first since 1960-61.

And it is hard to argue that he could not have done the same at Old Trafford, considering the club’s budget and ability to attract top players. But there’s no point contemplating about it now. Solskjaer is the man in charge and the club have made some progress in the league over the past month or so. Let’s just hope that continues and if results go their way, they might actually end up challenging this season.

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