Easter Sunday wasn’t a day of peace for Manchester United as the side suffered their biggest loss of the season, a 4-0 battering from Everton. The home-side was electric in their display as Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Digne, and Walcott all found the net ahead of a toothless United team.
Despite enjoying a great start to life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the past few results have been desperately worrying. While the Norwegian was able to lead the squad to their best away form ever, their recent showings on the road have been the worst in over 40 years.
The club has conceded 46+ goals for the first time in Premier League history and their lack of quality has been evident in the past few weeks.
Of course, the season wasn’t entirely under Solskjaer and supporters on Twitter certainly remembered the previous man in-charge.
Is it time to apologise to Mourinho?
— J (@_UtdJL) April 21, 2019
Man UTD players:
– It’s Mourinho’s fault
– It’s Solkjærs’s fault.
No! It’s your fault!!!
You are playing for one of the best clubs in the world.
I have played against some the best Man UTD- players EVER.
You are not worthy even to polish their shoes.
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) April 21, 2019
To think so many thought Mourinho was the biggest problem. It's the players and the board and that has been the case for years. Mourinho railed against the complacency but had to answer to bean-counters. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) April 21, 2019
Bring back Mourinho.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 21, 2019
G Neville: “Jose Mourinho is one of the most successful managers of the last 20 years in football, a great manager, in the end he lost all faith in these players. I wold imagine now, the more Solskjaer watches those players, the more he’ll be losing faith in them.” #mufc [Sky]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) April 21, 2019
Manchester United never conceded four goals to a team outside of the top 6 under Jose Mourinho. pic.twitter.com/KMdFZaEwBH
— BlameFootball (@blamefootball) April 21, 2019
Most of the tweets were centered around the fact that Mourinho claimed that attaining second place with the squad was his finest achievement in club football.
However, some did maintain that the problem never was centered around who is the man on the touchline, with deep locker-room and hierarchical flaws plaguing the team.
Moreover, the sacking of Mourinho, which was initially rendered to be hasty, has now seen a comeback. Is this a case of Manchester United supporters being impatient yet again, or did the Portuguese gaffer has a semblance of truth to him after all?