The former Chelsea boss has come under stick for his defensive style of play, but it looks like one Manchester United legend has revealed that Mourinho was the worst choice for the club.
The Red Devils have been arguably the second best team in the Premier League this season and have a Champions League place for next season locked up. However, they have been the second-best team in the league with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City rampaging through the English top tier, winning the title with five games in hand. This has brought about a slew of criticism for the former Real Madrid boss, with many claiming that Mourinho should have produced a better charge for the title.
But while Mourinho is known for his defensive style of football, the former Real Madrid manager still managed to win both the Carabao Cup and the Europa League within a year of succeeding Van Gaal, the first and only Red Devil manager to do so in his debut season. Now while Manchester City did dominant and rampage towards a Premier League title, Jose Mourinho has managed to drastically improve Manchester United’s performance and has leading them to second in the Premier League with 3 games left and an FA Cup final.
However, that hasn’t placated Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke, with the former striker going after the Portuguese international. In an interview with Dubai Eye, Yorke went on to reveal exactly what he thought of Mourinho saying “If you are on the front foot playing attacking football and you want to score goals that is what people want to pay money to watch. I remember when we were playing Liverpool away from home and we recorded one shot in the whole match.
That’s not Man United. You want people to go out and express themselves. You are hoping one of your big talents produces a magic moment that will go out and win you the game. United are waiting for that one moment and secure a 1-0 advantage. That is not the way we play. It’s a load of crap, in my opinion.”
Dwight Yorke: “The difference is City have a manager who thinks positive and wants to play attacking football. On the red side, we have a manager who wants to win 1-0 and play defensive. That’s the difference. It’s a load of crap.“ #mufc [Dubai Eye] pic.twitter.com/CTkk3Hk5ZU
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) May 3, 2018
Part of that phenomenal Sir Alex Ferguson 1998/99 treble-winning side, Yorke was among the best players in that team, alongside the likes of David Beckham, Roy Keane, Jordi Cruyff, Peter Schmeichel, Andy Cole, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and so many others. The Tobagonian international ended up as United’s top scorer with 29 goals in all competitions and drawing level with Michael Owen, Jimmy Floyd Hasseelbaink for the Golden Boot in the Premier League.
Yorke further went on to add “I think [United] would definitely win the league [under Guardiola] because [City] are on the front foot, playing attacking football. You look at Anthony Martial, [Marcus] Rashford, [Jesse] Lingard, you look at [Alexis] Sanchez, [Romelu] Lukaku.
We have got a very, very strong attacking line-up. The difference is [City] have a manager who thinks positive and wants to play attacking football. On the red side, we have a manager who wants to win 1-0 and play defensive. That is simply the difference.”
It’s true, Manchester United lost their mojo after Sir Alex Ferguson left the club but under Jose Mourinho, they’ve managed to get some of it back. The former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss is one of the best chances that the Red Devils have of winning that coveted Premier League title, and maybe next season could be their year.