Mourinho claims quality of football does not matter and hints on change of style for United

Mourinho claims quality of football does not matter and hints on change of style for United

By Dave Marshal

After another late capitulation, Manchester United drew yet another game in the Premier League at Everton, meaning that the 20-time English champions have picked up just a solitary victory in six league outings, which is rightly giving Jose Mourinho some headaches. After Zlatan Ibrahimovic had given The Red Devils the lead at Merseyside and the team trying to hold out a 1 goal lead, Mourinho brought on former Everton man, Marouane Fellaini in the 84th minute to help see out the game, but the curly haired Belgian, could only concede a penalty with his first meaningful contribution to the game in the 87th minute, which Leighton Baines duly converted to send the Everton faithfuls into wild celebrations.

Looking defiant as ever, According to the Express, Mourinho said after the game, “I am concerned because we don’t get results we deserve,” “When my teams play matches in a different style what matters is style of football. “When you have teams playing defensive counter attack football they get praise. “It is a problem that our position in the table is not a reflection of our performances. If you tell me in any one of our draws we were more close than our opponents. “This season, what matters is the results not the quality of football.” he added.

Manchester United, in recent weeks, can find themselves to be seriously unlucky as they have dominated games, yet haven’t taken maximum points, save for the impressive 3-1 away win at relegation-threatened Swansea City. Manager, Jose Mourinho has introduced a different style of play to the team, injecting pace and counter attacking football that was a far cry to the dour, laid back approach of Louis Van Gaal last term. Mourinho, though may revert to type in getting the results his team desperately needs at the moment.

At Chelsea in the 2014/15 season, the Blues played a brilliant brand of football not seen before in that part, but a 5-3 loss to Tottenham on New Year’s day in 2015 meant the Portuguese tactician employed a more pragmatic approach to the remaining games. They would lose only once again all season, a loss to West Brom, after being confirmed champions already. A similar approach this time around can hurt nobody.

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