Stewart Robson: Manchester United’s players may fall out with Jose Mourinho

by Tanveer Arayan


ESPN pundit Stewart Robson believes that Jose Mourinho may not be the right fit for Manchester United.

Mourinho is widely expected to be named as Louis van Gaal’s successor at Man United this week.

But there have been concerns as Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea earlier this term following a disappointing run of results and a rumoured falling out with several of his players. Robson claimed that Mourinho’s personality may clash with those within the United squad.

“Mourinho is one of the best coaches in the world, but some players will not be happy he’s going there,” Robson said.

“Players at Chelsea have fallen out with him and I don’t think he’ll fit in with the players at United, we’ve seen how they were with Louis and we’ve already seen some reports suggesting he wasn’t the manager they would have liked in charge.”

Mourinho is certainly a fiery character, with his off-field antics also earning him headlines.

There is an argument that his conduct is not becoming of a United manager but there is absolutely no doubting his extensive trophy cabinet. Sir Alex Ferguson’s temperament, too, was hardly perfect and he was often punished for stepping out of line.

The fact of the matter is that United cannot afford another season of mediocrity and Mourinho represents the ‘safest bet’ in terms of getting them back to the top.


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