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Jaguar or Chevrolet for jose.

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/10293573/jose-mourinho-agrees-personal-terms-with-manchester-united
Arrive in a Jag leave in a chevrolet? Nice problem to have I guess.
All this comments about lvg being treated unfair and so on...well,for sure its the media to blame for that.but no united,mourinho (if he comes) or lvg himself.
I'm pretty sure that united and van gaal had already lots of talks and discussions going on during the last months.most likely van gaal knew he would loose his job if not making top 4 months ago.first of all i dont believe the sacking comes as a surprise for him.second,i dont think united is that stupid to not talk about that issue until the fa cup final.
I wouldnt be surprised if all this matter was talked through many times with all groups for a long time.the media...well yeah,they are the ones to blame but at the end of the day even they behave like they always do,like pure s**t.
So i guess theres so many things going on in the background,that we have no clue what we're actually talking about.i just dont see anything strange or unfair in this sacking
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What's unfair is like you said, the way the media treated LVG. The same story, same question over and over again. Sometimes they even interview the youths, trying to stir things up. First thing the reporter asked Roo and Carrick after winning the FA Cup wasn't "how you are feeling now" but "do you think LVG will be sacked". Classless really.

LVG and Moyes are treated the same by the club, sacked once the team is out top 4 and any ongoing cup competitions. The only reason he stayed longer is because of the FA Cup final. The sacking is expected all along.

The fans at OT are classy, supporting him until the last day. So are the players.
Not to burst the bubble but weren't the fans at old trafford booing lvg after losing to Norwich at home?

Far from classy, mate.
@MereEarthlings

Please do tell me which fans don't boo their manager when things aren't going well? The fans are what makes the football team; if they don't see what they like over the last two seasons then I think they have a right to voice their disgust. The fans don't get to sit on the board etc so the only way they can voice themselves is in the stadium.
No doubt, Diablo. I just thought it was unfair to say the fans were supporting him until his last days. Didn't come here for any trouble. 😅
Indeed there were boos during some games, but most of the games he's still getting support. There were also a few disrespectful mou signs that only appeared for a few games before it was taken down. After all, its just the minorities who does those things.
Probably not a popular opinion, but if I were one of the higher ups I would have said; "All you had to was keep quiet, you had your chance and by leaking the story minutes after we won the FA Cup made our club look like a joke."

The leak was undoubtably from Mourinho's camp and while he is without doubt a good manager, I think the reputation of the club is worth far more. It's not as if there is nobody else whatsoever who could have taken the reigns.

Just my 2p.
just because it was his camp doesn't mean he was involved. Our club reputation went to the dumps the moment we got the glazers. It didn't matter when it came to moyes so why care now? It was the worse kept secret in football and united commenting on van gaal football director's rumor but nothing on his future pretty much made it clear. United arguably needs Jose more than he needs us so to say he had his chance is silly. Who else would we get? all the other high level managers are already signed or just recently renewed. Unless u want giggs or lvg for another year, i don't see ur point here. Just my view of course.
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Whether you choose Mourinho or United's version of Brendan Rogers, it doesn't matter. There is a huge risk with either option. Mourinho's reputation precedes him. A lesser known manager may not bring you PL success, but could strengthen the squad instead of destroying it from the inside out with drama. Mourinho is a fantastic manager, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried about what might happen for United next season. Nothing is certain with Mourinho at the helm. Best of luck nonetheless!
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Zlatan and José vs Peepee Guardiola....can't wait
Has Zlatan signed?

Meanwhile seems like Jose wants Matic to join United.
has jose signed? it's all speculation anyways tomi.
I feel like its just a matter of time before they both sign
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Jose will be here before end of the week I think friday he will be announced official
Tactics and footballing identity aside, some things that Mourinho will undoubtedly restore to this club:

Fear factor: I reckon the days are over when teams like Sunderland will come to Old Trafford and go home with the points. To be fair to LvG, his home record wasn't too bad either.

Siege mentality: No doubt that amongst many, Jose is Public Enemy Number One. He's not unlike SAF in this regards, and a team can rally around this sort of "us against the world" mentality, as we've done many times before. Conversely, players will have to be strong enough to realize that not everyone's going to love them.

Entertainment: Off the field, unless Jose's experienced some sort of epiphany during his months of unemployment, I expect the mind games to be back in full force. Also not unlike SAF in this regards, and I for one never was wearied by Jose's mind games at Chelsea.

Swagger: The man knows how to win and is confident in his abilities. Usually the attitude of a manager is reflected in his team. We have a group of players that have gotten a small taste of what winning feels like with the FA Cup. Despite all the negative talk about Jose and the youth, perhaps he is just the guy to turn these promising youngsters into lethal winners. Add in Ibra to the mix, and that's a whole bunch of swagger on the pitch as well, a player that can instill confidence in others.

And as mentioned above, I say "restore" because these mindsets are not foreign to this club. Now the key is not to equate everything with the past; I'm not saying Mourinho is SAF, or that Ibra is Cantona. But I think there are similarities in mentality that gave this club such an intimidating personality. When you put everything together, maybe the fit is not as poor as many are saying. We're in for an interesting next few years.
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I hope he tones down on blaming everybody and their dog when s**t goes south otherwise hes the best available and best after SAF. Pep is not on his level in my mind. there's a few areas where he beasts Pep i.e. pre-game prep, reading the opposition, tactics, subs etc.. I am sure he will get shot of Pep. He will settle the beef with him once and for all.Pep is a great coach but Heyneckes Munich was better and won cl. So Cantona, pep- no thank you.
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Couldnt agree more with your post joey,thanks!
Tactics against big teams away from home will be a huge improvement for manu
EPL top teams have no fear factor anymore, especially with Leicester winning the league, everyone will be up for a fight every game against the bigger sides
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Until the bigger sides restart trashing the minnows again
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yeah i think last season was reset button for a couple teams. EPL teams will definitely have fear factor next season.
@greg Our record against big teams under LVG is fine, it was under Moyes when we lost most of them. Our problem is playing against mid table teams.
I personally feel Ibra on a 2 year deal is perfect for us! We would have a strong character with leadership qualities and it will give time for Martial and Rashford to grow and learn from Ibra and Rooney! I don't see a downside as he is a free agent. If there was anyone who'd suit United's swagger after Cantana it's Ibra!
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YUHHH
Yes , we need some charisma, and Ibra would be a good fit. He would also coform to the club's global image. From a business perspective, the Ibra deal looks perfect for us
Character! Maybe he should join celtic
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Indeed, character, Baraccuda. That word is a carefully chosen one.
+1
Makes sense to keep Carrick for one more year. He is still the best passer in the team. Hes smooth.
Too bad he mishits half of his passes and loses the ball often. But i agree that as one of the last senior figures in the squad, he should stay on for another year
He does screw up once in a while but his influence is big. he brings calmness. Hes almost invisible but always there type of player.
Michael Carrick set to be offered a one year deal.

ESPN Sources say.

Mou already flexing.
One the stand out games for Carrick for me was that CL night with Roma at home. He put in 2 goals and made valuable use of himself in setting up a couple more. The best is out of him But I would wish he does well under new management.

probably retained as a reliable component of the team.
Anyone that thinks we have no use to retain Carrick is crazy
+2
carrick is a nice insurance policy. he cannot play every week, twice a week, but he can still provide experience and leadership. if the others are out of form or injured, you know what carrick brings. he's struggled this season, especially after injury, but i think if he is managed the right way he can still be a big player for us. i would keep him and still sign 1-2 more CMs. i have to say, most of jose's signings are spot on. i wonder what he will do for us besides, besides ibra.
+2
i feel as if Manchester United have gone against there style, class, morals and image of the club by signing Mourinho.

I dont know how this is going to turn out for you guys, for me United's always been a club that i respect as an Arsenal supporter.

this seems like a gamble, one thing is for sure though, the Arsenal Man U games are going to be even more heated up.

what are your guys thoughts?

+5
Too early to tell..i am not Mourinho's biggest fan, but at this point i'd do whatever it takes to bring the club back to its former glory and he might just be the man for the job. He is also a changed man so we'll have to wait and see.
Not ideal, but we are out of options
We can only speculate. He wasn't first choice when we took Moyes in. Right now who can you get to bring back good football to the park and better results? Not many names will fill the hat. Giggs would have been an interesting prospect but it's a risk they are not willing to take. If Mou were to fail, I would go for a long term project which will definitely call on names like Giggs or Neville who were made by the club.
There is a defensive Mou myth going on for quite some time, yet for two Chelsea seasons he managed to get them record points, same for Real.

When he came back to Chelsea Abro-dude is results based, so of course he did not give Mou any room and basically stated to win at any cost with the squad that had hard time finishing top 4. Well he did anyway, but it did not work out in long run as if you will play on 1 goal difference entire season, something may go wrong next season with such setup.

Here I think he can open up and feel comfortable. There is absolutely no guarantee he will bring success, but one thing certain, he will either fail hard or win hard with this club in the long run, nothing in between as he is a winner and will go all in. And this is now exactly what we need, we need impact with that we already have and what we will have.
+1
Well it does feel like the club lost some of its magic this appointment. Time will tell if he can win over all the united fans.
Clearly an act of desperation, but you can understand why. Pragmatic move in the end, the "safe" option. We can only hope Jose behaves and can build a fearsome side. Tbh looking at his record I didn't realize the lowest he has finished a season was third since he joined porto in every league, with 8 league titles to his name. He knows what he is doing.
It's probably a bigger risk for Mourinho than for ManU. You can't objectively blame the club for hiring a successful manager. If he fails to bring back results, it's on him much more than on the club.

Now for the fans it must be very weird. Seeing Mourinho in charge of ManU is weird, can't imagine for you guys!
+1
^Nope not for me. He doesn't belong to Chelsea, anymore.

He is an unemployed qualified professional who is expected to deliver the results once he comes into the frame.

What was weird was when Van Persie came, but a few goals later he was a red devil.
+4
Mourinho has a defensive reputation for a couple of reasons
1) Even though his teams have scored freely, they have on many occasions used extremely defensive tactics vs the big teams.
2) His greatest strength is creating counterattacking teams which starts with tight defense. Under him, Madrid was lightning fast on counterattacks which they still use to this day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf0tVCs2xFQ

Mourinho doesn't care about style and wants to win in any way possible. So Mourinho will beat City and Pep in some games and lose some games. But be ready for him to park the bus against Klopp or Pep or Carlo or Luis Enrique or even Zidane. That's where Mourinho might struggle in satisfying United fans. Madridistas were initially happy with him because he was battling against Barcelona but soon they got fed up of his strict focus on defense because Madrid fans don't just want wins. They want showmanship. United fans are similar in that aspect because of all the years that SAF led the team in winning with style. At the moment, you guys just want someone to get the club out of this rut so you're going to accept his strategic changes but mark my words, in 2 years after you've won a couple of trophies you'll despise his tactics.
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Style of play doesn't matter when playing the big teams. Those are the games that you just need to win and Mou understands that. I am his #1 hater lol but I will give him a chance just like I would give any player/manager a chance if they are wearing the Manchester United red.
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@Godzarmyofangls

I dont completely disagree, I see where you're coming from.

But people change and adapt, I'm sure Mourinho will understand that there are certain expectations for him here and that he will have to meet them. I'm not saying he will bring through lots of youth players or play nothing but attacking football, I still expect plenty of Mourinhos pragmatism and his dependency on experienced players.

But these predictions that Rashford and Lingard are going to be sold or even Martial are just ridiculous and the idea that he wont play attacking football is silly as well as LVG effectively got sacked for a poor goal scoring record, he knows the fans and the club will want attacking football and will expect to see young players in and around the team, maybe not at the rate we had under Fergie but we will still see a couple. On that not you shouldn't underestimate the massive respect and admiration Mourinho has for Fergie as well, on that alone he will respect the clubs principles, I expect some antics though but those will be welcome as I've missed them since Fergie retired.

What United ultimately need is a winner right now else the club is threatening to become stagnant and as we've seen with Liverpool once your club becomes stagnant its very hard to build any momentum to challenge again, in that sense Mourinho is a throw of the dice, a throw that could end disastrously but could also be an inspired appointment because no one can deny that when he gets it right he gets it right, his record speaks for itself despite the fall outs he has had over the years.

Can we also dispense with the fiction that all Fergie sides were entertaining and scored loads of goals, its bullshit, even the 08-09 side which was arguably the strongest United side ever won so many games 1 nil that season and leant heavily on individuals, I'm also pretty sure Mourinhos 11-12 Real Madrid side set a record for La Liga goals with 121 league goals scored, a record that still stands despite the awesome Barca sides we have had over the last decade.
+5
@franky, all valid points, and most of the concerns with mourinho are mentioned there. i'm sure the club is well aware of the risks. the fans should be as well. i think we're all hoping he's open to change, too.

@MUFC also good points, i think we're all going to have to be open minded. we've been on the end of jose teams playing good football. and we all know fergie was very pragmatic in approach in his last decade or so of management, especially in europe and especially in away matches we would often play on the counter. let's just give it a chance, wait and see.

utd fans want fast paced attacking football, but if they get that on the counter attack i think they will be ok. just dont want to see us get dominated.
Too many compromised ideals. Kudos though to the specific United fans who tell it as it is by wanting to stick to their own way of playing football.

On another note I guess you have to now stick by your new manager. Because if not then it could be that undertone ready to scream when things go badly.
@Godspeedysick

What ideals would those be?

The dross we had under Moyes or the boring monotonous possession with no goals/one goal that we had under Van Gaal?

There hasn't been any real style or substance to Uniteds football for several years now, cant keep searching for that Fergie era, its gone, we can try and emulate it sure but you've got to adapt to survive.
Defensive against the big teams with quick counter attacks I'd rather see that the the boring counter attacks United had under van Gaal.

Under van Gaal when we started a counter attack we had no players forward so we'll tend to pass backward and sideways while allowing the opposition to regroup. Under Fergie we did play defensive at times like for example against arsenal we'd defend deep and hit them on the break.
@Cjay, I still remember the 7 defenders we fielded against them in an FA Cup fixture. Both the da Silva's, John O'Shea, etc.
I think if we talk about styles of football, I would pick Pochettino or Klopp but they are an unrealistic option due to their commitments to their clubs. Diego Simeone is also a good option, he knows how to get the best from players, knows how to put a strong mentality in his teams. Mourinho is known for his counter attack and parking the bus pretty good, which that is not the traditional United style! At the end he learned most of his managerial abilities from LVG.
Lol reading my own comments, im starting to sound like chelsea fans when he signed for them again. sigh. it's tough, trying to convince myself this isn't a huge mistake haha

even if everything explodes in 3 seasons, he still leaves teams with good players. i suppose that's the silver lining.
If Mourinho ever came to Arsenal I'd stop my support until he hit the road. Manchester United for me have always been the team that will not go away, will not quit and will not settle for a draw. Moyes, LVG etc may've tarnished that image but they did not destroy SAF's legacy. Sadly Mourinho will not play like that, he will bring you the most boring success ever and when he decides to leave, he'll tear at the cornerstones of your team and leave you to rebuild while he pockets his cheque. If you have no problem with going against your club's identity then go ahead and support the jerk.
isnt varane sitting on the bench under zidane but was a starter for mourinho? i wouldnt mind varane here, but its unlikely i guess.
Varane loves being coached by a French legend such as Zidane. No way he'll move imo.
just get stones or laporte and call it a day. waste of time going for madrid's players unless they actually put out a transfer request or perez wants to sell.


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