The Old Trafford hierarchy continues to support Jose Mourinho despite the poor run of results in the Premier League.
The Daily Telegraph reported that the Man United bosses are pleased with United’s current style of football under Jose Mourinho and agree with the manager’s assessment that the team is not getting the results it deserves. United managed to win only one of the last eight games and fell behind on the sixth spot and are currently 13 points behind their rivals Chelsea. I wagered with bet365 on these matches and they proved to have the best odds, so I recommend that you install the new bet365’s android application on your mobile phone or tablet, if you are wondering where to bet.
A reliable source told the Telegraph that the club was encouraged by what they see regarding performance. He added that they are confident that the results will improve as the performance level continues to do so.
The Devils played their third draw during the weekend vs. Everton. After the match, Mourinho stated that his team was unlucky not to take all three points. United was defending a lead because of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goal during the first half, but Marouane Fellaini accepted a penalty after fouling Idrissa Gueye, which allowed Leighton Baines to even up the spot.
Jose Mourinho stated that they were the better team until that point, but they did not win. According to him, they had chances for 2-0, but they conceded a goal in the last possible minute. He added that they are playing very well, even in matches as tough as this one, and they are not getting the results they deserve.
Mourinho believes that when Manchester United win games by playing with a different style, then the style of football is important, in spite of the results. There are teams in the Premier League that play defensive and only counter attack, but they get proper results. However, when his team plays very well, what’s important are the results. He added that he is pleased with the team is playing so well even in tough games. However, according to Mourinho, it is a problem that they are not getting what they deserve and that they have a position on the table that has no correlation with the quality that they are showing.
Jose Mourinho is also happy with the first comeback of Eric Bailly and is even happier to have him back on the busy schedule. The Ivory Coast centre-back is only 22 years old, but he was involved in a match squad for the first time in the past six weeks. He damaged his knee ligaments in a Premier League defeat 4-0 to Chelsea during October.
Bailly was a substitute at Goodison Park; his presence boosted the stage because he could have been sidelined for approximately two months. Moreover, while Mourinho is delighted at the fast recovery of an athlete who already managed to establish himself as one of Manchester United’s top performers since the £30m move from Villarreal, he is also aware that such a return proved to be short-lived ahead considering next month’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament, which will take place in Gabon.
When he talked to MUTV about Bailly’s return after the draw, Mourinho stated that it is impossible the same athletes to play every match, and currently, they have to do that because they lack available options.
He continued that for United to have Eric back is great news, even if it is only for several weeks since they are aware that he will be going to the Africa Cup of Nations soon. However, at least during this busy period around Christmas, they have one more option and for the manager that is what is important.
The striker James Wilson was removed from the entire campaign due to anterior ligament damage, which he suffered on loan at the Championship outfit, which took place in Derby County. So currently United’s other pressing injury worry concerns that of Luke Shaw. The athlete returned to action in pre-season after he missed ten months because his right leg was double fractured. Not to mention that he has endured a tough start to life under Mourinho, and he played no part at Everton after he was replaced by Daley Blind at half-time of the previous week’s EFL Cup defeat of West Ham United, which resulted in 4-1.
Mourinho stated that Luke’s injury is a pity. According to him, they were developing him as a player, as he has quite a lot to learn and he has a potential to grow so they gave him 90 minutes. This was not in consecutive matches, but 90 straight minutes against Feyenoord, and one week later, the same amount of time against West Ham. He added that unfortunately, during that game he got this little injury.