Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has insisted that manager Jose Mourinho is improving the club and team as a whole.
The Portuguese manager has come in for a fair share of criticism since his appointment as United boss with pundits and some sections of fans claiming he’s too defensive.
Mourinho’s natural inclination to pragmatism is apparently not the way the Red Devils’ fan base is used to things and so he’s come under the microscope.
Despite all the criticism, Jose won the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League in his first season at Old Trafford.
This is why Robson believes his former club are getting better under the former Chelsea manager with results proving his point.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Bryan said:”I think we keep improving as a football team and, as a football club, we’re getting back to where we should be.
“You’ve got to say not last season but the season before we won the FA Cup, which was great to do but the performances weren’t great and, for me, we were going backwards.
“For me, since Jose’s been in, we’ve started improving. We won three trophies last year and let’s see what we can win this year.”
Manchester United started Jose Mourinho’s second season remarkably well with early talk of a title challenge suddenly becoming possible.
Most fans believed it would take the Portuguese the whole length of his three year contract to turn the Red Devils in title challengers once more but the opening set of fixtures had everyone hopeful.
That hope soon started to fade when fierce rivals Manchester City started to pull away and currently hold an 11 point gap on United.
It quickly became clear that Mourinho’s squad still had gaps and a lack of depth in the side started to appear.
Pundits originally praised Jose’s apparent wealth in options but the players started to show a hint of injury proneness and others disappointingly underperformed.
Whether the former Real Madrid manager has what it takes to keep up with an inform City side or not will only show over time but fans will certainly hope he can paper over some of the team’s cracks.