Jose Mourinho’s constant bemoaning over Manchester United‘s reluctance to sign new players is no secret for footballing fans over the globe.
In fact, the situation has become so dire, that reports of a rift between the manager and club officials continue to persist despite statements from the Red Devils claiming otherwise.
Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward has been blamed for the problems by certain sections of the vast United fanbase, but there is no doubt that the issues go further than just one man’s decision making. Perhaps it is a failure from top to bottom that needs serious attention at the earliest.
One thing is for sure, that even if Mourinho isn’t completely at fault, his methods of dealing with disappointment are immature at the very least, as can be seen from his scathing interviews and press conferences.
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Perhaps he should take a leaf out of United’s legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s playbook. A Reddit post from Manchester United‘s fanbase points to a conversation revealed by the Scotsman in his autobiography, where he was being denied the opportunity to sign Dwight Yorke by club officials.
Ferguson responded by claiming he was the manager and had the final say, resulting in a heated exchange, but eventually, the United boss did get his man.
What followed was a flurry of goals from Yorke and a season that ended in a historic treble for the Mancunian club.
How Sir Alex reacted to transfer trouble: pic.twitter.com/V2NNtwZXNK
— José Mourinho-MUFC (@Utd_JM) August 25, 2018
While it is clear that Mourinho doesn’t enjoy the same respect that his former adversary did, it is also fair to say that the two have their own ways of dealing with a situation like a transfer hiccup, and clearly Mourinho’s method isn’t working out too well for him.
The Portuguese manager likes to publicly discuss the issues that are obviously internal, but should perhaps consider taking a step back and keeping things a little quieter for starters.