Jose Mourinho’s brand new Manchester United side have been flying high ever since the start of the new campaign, and he owes this success to four of his players that he considers to be the most reliable.
The Red Devils have managed to secure all three points in six of their previous Premier League outings out of seven.
After having made such a stunning start, boss Jose Mourinho has now revealed that he looks to players like Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia and Nemanja Matic, amongst others, to maintain the feeling of unity and togetherness amongst the squad.
Mata has always been a reliable player for the former Real Madrid boss, even during his time at Chelsea. The pair seems to have left behind their disagreements during their days at the Bridge, and moved on for the better.
It’s almost the same case for Nemanja Matic, who is very familiar with his former boss during their days as the Blues, and has settled into the United squad immediately. The new arrival has successfully managed to free Paul Pogba in midfield, and has helped him get back to his best.
Ander Herrera, though, had a quiet start to the campaign, after having a reliable and consistent 2016-17 season. The Spaniard was named his side’s player of the year last term, which speaks for itself.
Meanwhile, Antonio Valencia was one of the best right-backs in England last season, and has carried the same stunning form to the new one as well. The talented defender may well be the most consistent name on the Mancunians’ team sheet every week. Being often awarded the captain’s armband in the absence of Michael Carrick, the Ecuadorian is a leader and a commander in the United defence.
“I need good players, I need good people,” the ex-Chelsea manager said (via Mirror). “I need some people with maturity, I need some people with the concept of team, I know that the new generations are more individual because this is the way the entourage and society makes them.
“So to have people like Mata, Herrera, Valencia, Matic, to have people like them – and I am just giving a few examples, I could give more – is very important because managers, we don’t have an easy life now.”
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.