Louis van Gaal is gone, and Jose Mourinho will lead United from the beginning of the 2016/17 campaign.Van Gaal failed to inspire confidence during his two-year stint at Old Trafford but did manage to win the FA Cup – United’s first success since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
If truth be told, the Dutchman didn’t really fit in at United – but Mourinho will. The Portuguese is a proven winner and that’s exactly what we need right now. It probably won’t be pretty, but Mourinho IS the man to take us back to the top. If nothing else, we will at least produce a genuine title challenge with the three-time Premier League champion at the helm.
The fact of the matter is this: United haven’t even come close to regaining the title since Fergie left the club. Although he isn’t a long term fix, Mourinho will bring success back to Old Trafford and that’s the important thing. After all, winning trophies is the aim of the game. At the time of writing, United are priced at 11/2 in the Bet365 Premier League betting markets and Mourinho’s arrival gives us the best chance of success next season.
One of the main qualms regarding Mourinho is his neglect of young players. In previous years, he has completely disregarded younger stars – much to the dismay of supporters at Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid. However, this will change at United. Firstly, he’s never worked with a youth set-up quite like that at Old Trafford. Our youth system is one of the best in world football and the likes of Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Timothy Fosu-Mensah will not be cast aside.
With a couple of signings this summer, United have the capacity to challenge on multiple fronts next season. We have a solid core of young talent throughout the squad and three or four proven, experienced stars would complement our current crop of players. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who played under Mourinho during his Inter Milan days, is just one of the many names linked with a move to Old Trafford – the entire world has gone Mourinho mad!
Whether we get Zlatan or not, one thing’s for sure: Mourinho can take us out of the doldrums and back to the summit of English football. These last three years have been difficult for United fans across the globe, but the Portuguese can build on this year’s FA Cup success and bring the glory days back to Old Trafford. Louis van Gaal has done the groundwork by enhancing and developing the young talent but it’s now Mourinho’s time to take United to the next level. After all, he is “The Special One”.