Manchester United favourite Gary Neville has insisted the season is considered a good one for his former club if they’re able to reach certain targets.
Jose Mourinho’s lack of silverware this campaign as well as how his side have been completely outshined by fierce rivals Manchester City has led to some claiming the year has been a failure.
The Portuguese manager though spoke earlier in his press conference about how he’s seen progress in his squad and considers the season to be a good one.
Neville is happy to agree, pointing out it’s not a fantastic one but still good enough due to the improvement seen on the match-days.
United’s season cannot be fully judged until it’s over but there are many fans who are satisfied with Mourinho’s work and are willing to offer him another year to see him take the next step.
According to Manchester Evening News, Gary said to Sky Sports: “For United, is it a great season? No but it is a good season because the momentum is still going as they have the opportunity to win the FA Cup and finish second, which would be progression.
“The importance of getting another medal round the necks of the players should not be underestimated in terms of keeping building and challenging Manchester City next season.”
The Premier League title is surely the aim for the Red Devils and Jose next season regardless of how the current one ends.
There’s definitely signs of progress this season but should he fail to challenge in the next then many will consider his progress stalling or even regressing.
Manchester United fired their previous manager Louis Van Gaal because his side regressed after initially improving and Jose Mourinho will want to avoid the same fate.