From the « Special One » to the « Humiliated One ». This is the new nickname given to José Mourinho after Manchester United’s defeat against Chelsea last Sunday (4-0). The « Red Devils » went down to the seventh place in the Premier League. But Mourinho doesn’t give up, especially because of a derby looming tomorrow night. The former coach of Real Madrid will meet its great rival, Manchester City, in EFL Cup.
Known for its leadership, José Mourinho asked his players « to be men and to work for the next match ». According to him, they must prove that they can react to the humiliation undergone last weekend. Moreover, he was not pessimistic for the continuation of the season. «The top five, they have to play between themselves like we did this week against Chelsea and Liverpool. They are going to lose points too so we are in the run but there is no way to hide because I think our faces speak by themselves », he declared in an interview with MUTV.
For that, Mourinho will have to count on Zlatan Ibrahimovic back on the top. Indeed, the Swedish striker has not scored for the last 493 minutes in Premier League. Also very criticized, Paul Pogba will have to confirm the good performance he has shown during the match last Thursday in Europa League. José Mourinho has to find the witty words.
By Clément Gavard “IEJ 3F”