Jose Mourinho has retained the support of the Manchester United hierarchy, who have been ‘encouraged’ by the style of play implemented by the 53-year-old despite a string of poor results in the Premier League, according to reports.
Man United, with just two Premier League wins since August, currently fester in sixth spot – nine points off fourth place and a further 13 adrift of leaders Chelsea.
However, despite seeing their side make such a substandard start, United supporters have been treated to a series of powerful, attack-minded displays – providing a stark contrast to the lukewarm, cautious style that germinated under Louis van Gaal last season.
And according to the Telegraph‘s James Ducker, the club’s hierarchy share Mourinho’s belief that the side’s points tally in the league does not adequately reflect the improvements made in terms of performance.
It is no secret that van Gaal was dismissed only partly due to his failure to secure Champions League football at the end of his second season at Old Trafford. Rather, the Dutchman’s stagnant, uninspiring style precipitated a gloomy, dejected atmosphere across the club.
And while results may still not be there under Mourinho, the mood has completely shifted. The 53-year-old – hellbent on encouraging a showman-like, dynamic style of play – has an exciting group of players at his disposal, and supporters will hope that their side start to yield the results their performances deserve.