Of course but at the end of the day it's just talk, generally with any manager they say what the fans/media want to hear.
It's was the same old Jose, very pragmatic rather than passionate. On the youth subject he was prickly, rafting off a number of those he promoted rather than genuinely showing an interest in it. We got a good insight into his transfers, plans for the team etc. which was worthwhile.
For me, he's not curbed the reservations that I had but we shall see, it's on the pitch where it really matters.
Thought also he looked more like a United manager than the ones before. Overall I think is was a good presser, despite not agreeing with everything.
The 2 points I disgree is:
1. Rooney can play a no.8, not 6 as he said but I think he can play 8. His best position should be 10.
2. Youth development is not about giving a number of players their debut, its about making them integral parts of the first team
Alvaro Morata maybe the only player who makes it to the top, Jese maybe counts as a second and is the only still at the club who brought him up. Morata or most prominent de Bryne and Lukaku left and became world-class elsewhere. So his youth record is very poor. He self admitted, that he sees almost no opportunity to thrust youth given the pressure you have challeging for titles. I disagree with that. I'd rather take a longer road to success but build it around players from within the club. Imo you need that basis for long time success rather than build teams of ready made players for a 3 year period.
Well I don't particularly care about his previous record. I'm glad that apparently the United board + the media have already pushed him to understand how important for the club is the development of young players. I don't expect him to play them every single match, but I hope the good ones would get a proper chance.
I quite enjoyed the little dig he had at Wenger, as well as Louis van Gaal.
The specialist part is the one that worried me the most, this means that several players of the squad could be deemed useless, obviously Blind being the main suspect. Unless he actually finds a solid position for him.
Post by fergiegiveusawave on Jul 5, 2016 20:39:55 GMT
Compared to the previous 2 managers, there's an air of arrogance about Mourinho (more than an air in honesty). He said he's happy to get the job and it's a job everyone wants but he wasn't gushing in his praise like the past 2 were, who came across as children on Christmas morning. He believes he's big enough and good enough to manage us, I like that mentality. I also likes his comment saying "It's not a dream job, it is reality, I am Manchester United manager."
Having been defensively minded all season, yet possessing quality of a midfield player could Blind fill that spot of holding midfielder Mou lives by? The matic role if you like, or is he not physical enough in there?
I'd like to see Blind back in there, I didn't think his first season was that bad and he had a a few injuries as well so to write him off in there is premature for me. It's not easy adjusting to a new league particularly if you come from the Dutch, just look at Memphis, Blind's had the time now and playing in the centre back role has allowed him to come to terms with the pace and physicality of the league.
He's got the passing ability and intelligence of the game that some of our other options lack, he'll never be quick or physical but nor is Carrick, they play to their strengths and win the ball back in their own way. I would like to see him alongside Schneiderlin, they could well compliment each other pretty well.
I think it's pretty clear with Bailly coming in and from Mou's presser that he doesn't want Blind at CB but we don't know how he rates him otherwise. As long as he is here come the start of the season he's in with a shot, quality player capable of playing in numerous positions so I think he'll be fine.
More talking from Mourinho on Bailly, Ibra and other stuff.
Apparently there was a deleted part on Mkhitaryan:
Interviewer: Is it okay that we ask a question about Mkhitaryan, which we won’t use until its done. Is that okay? (Someone in the background says yes. Jose makes a facial expression saying ‘ask her, not me’.) The third signing, Mkhitaryan, who I’m sure many fans have seen play for Dortmund. What are you expecting to see from him here at Old Trafford?
Jose: First of all, let me say that we brought the player that was voted the Best Player in the French League and with Mkhi, we brought the player that was voted the Best Player in the Bundesliga. And voted not by the fans, not by the journalists – voted by the fellow players. And that is the one which means more, I believe – because when you’re fellow players are the ones that choose you, it means a lot. Mkhi is a fantastic player. And what I like more is the something that is undeniable, that is the number of goals he scores by not being a striker. His number of goals per season is really high for somebody who is not a striker. The number of assists is also very clear because it shows clearly his creativity, his vision, his concept of collective play, and is something that I believe is really important for a club like us. We’ll try to be dominant, and I’m sure we will face teams with a very defensive profile, which is his capacity of acceleration of the game. He has a change of speed, with ball and without ball, that is very very important for a club like us.