Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League last, losing 2-1 to comparative minnows Sevilla at home, but that doesn't meant the fans have turned on the manager just yet. If they swapped managers, I think United would be doing exactly what City are doing because they have the kind of players that Pep would be able to get a tune out of, without a doubt, because he would not play how Mourinho plays. RealismMourinho's post-match "no drama" comments and his freaky decision to remind fans that his Porto and Real Madrid teams had also eliminated United from the Champions League, left him open to more criticism. We still have the top 4 in the league to fight for and the FA Cup too so it's not the end of the world.
"I sat in this chair twice in the Champions League and I knocked out Manchester United at Old Trafford - with Porto and Real Madrid - so I don't think it's something new for the club".
However, De Gea has largely remained happy with life in Manchester in recent years, having signed a new five-year deal only a few days after his Madrid move collapsed in 2015, and United are expected to do everything in their power to keep him at the club.
But when the team plays so conservatively and doesn't win, questions will be asked of Mourinho's methods that have always seemed at odds with United's heritage of entertaining soccer. I did my best, the players did their best.
"In the second half we were more clinical with Ben Yedder, he made the difference today". Their early exit has heaped the pressure on manager José Mourinho, who is reportedly looking to make wholesale changes to his squad in the summer. The Bosnian striker's 52nd-minute goal proved enough after a 2-1 first-leg loss in Ukraine, with 10-man Shakhtar failing to find the late strike they needed after Ivan Ordets was sent off late on.
"I don't have regrets", Mourinho said. I feel like an important player in the dressing room. "We tried, we lost", Mourinho said.
The line-up for the second leg provided some hope despite the presence of two defensive midfielders, as they it was presumed that they would unshackle the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard - who are part of one of football's most expensive frontlines - from much of their defensive duties.
But the 55-year-old does not believe further spending would necessarily lead to an upturn in United's fortunes. In addition to all those great attacking players they already have, just give Mourinho another couple of hundred million to spend, never mind coaching players.