John Aldridge: Jose Mourinho’s master-plan is not working for Manchester United this season

by Marwan Harraz

Jose Mourinho’s usual master-plan is not working for Manchester United this season claims Liverpool hero John Aldridge.

The Portuguese manager is known for being a tactical master and is no stranger to springing surprise plans against opposition teams in order to steal results.

Mourinho’s methods have often frustrated his rivals as well as some sections of the media but there’s no denying how effective they can be.

However, Aldridge appears to believe that the former Chelsea manager has to realise that his way of working is failing him this season at Old Trafford.

Often accused of being a cheque-book manager, Jose is targeted by the former Red but at least he’s able to admit the manager has had a successful career.

According to Caught Offside, John said to the Independent: “Mourinho has long relied on the cheque-book to sign footballers who don’t need too much work and will make an instant impact in his team, with his master-plan working well over the course of his successful career.

“He acquires proven players for huge cash, puts them into his team structure and they are expected to do the rest for him, but that policy has not been so successful this season.”

John Aldridge’s accusations appear to be a little bizarre given how he seems to suggest that Jose Mourinho fails to improve the players he’s working with.

The former Real Madrid man has been compared multiple time to his managerial rivals in that sense with Pep Guardiola in particular being the go to man.

Using the Spaniard for the sake of the argument seems a little strange given how he’s completely overhauled the squad he received from his predecessor.

That squad was a title winning one as well but deemed not good enough for Guardiola yet he’s never accused of being a cheque-book manager.

Mourinho certainly spends plenty but he has improved a number of Manchester United’s players such as Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo all benefitting from his arrival.

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