The two clubs have been through largely different sort of campaigns so far this season. While Unai Emery’s men have only risen and improved, Jose Mourinho and co. have consistently dwindled and hit new lows.
Emery has taken on the monumental task of succeeding Arsenal Wenger at the helm of the London club quite brilliantly, with his team grinding out the results, and playing attractive football in the process.
At the same time, Mourinho appears to have gotten struck with his familiar third-season syndrome, as his team sits in the 7th spot in the league table, 8 points behind the Gunners, and 16 behind leaders Manchester City.
Mourinho has time and again claimed that his struggles this season have been down to the lack of backing he received in the 2018 summer transfer window, wherein his favoured defensive targets weren’t bought.
But now, a fan belonging to the Manchester United camp itself has compared the Portuguese tactician with Unai Emery, and his tweet has got both sets of supporters agreeing to the point he has tried to make. Here’s the tweet:
The Twitter user ‘@SibsMUFC,’ who apparently happens to be a season ticket holder at Old Trafford, has pointed out how Emery has been successful at the Emirates despite facing similar, if not worse problems as compared to Mourinho.
Supporters of both the English giants backed the claim made by this user, and here are some of the replies on the tweet:
You’re my new favourite Man Utd fan. One that actually understands football
— WillTheGooner (@WillTheGooner) December 2, 2018
Honestly Torriera is what we thought Fred would be, but he’s barely played, Torreira is actually class and Its proof that when Mourinho says we’re in “transitional period” it’s fucking nonsense he’s had fuck knows how many transfer windows now Unais had 1 and look what he’s done
— Lew (@ShawSZN23) December 2, 2018
Even though they didn’t spend a lot of money they did manage to bring in a lot of new players between now and for the start of the previous season. They have experience and plenty of attacking minded players in which we lack imo. United doesn’t even have a natural RW.
— #TrustInMourinho (@saf19862013) December 2, 2018
What he has done is amazing
— #JoseOut #MourinhoOut (@LeftWingMartial) December 2, 2018
Different styles of play: Positive. Full of bravery and belief. Respectful. Confident. Emery has been doing this for a while now (re: with Seville back in his Liga days…) and won 3 Europas on the trot with this contagious attitude. Many a tantalizing battles between Pep & him.
— Faizan Jamal (@fizzyjam) December 2, 2018