Manchester United are, more than any other team at the moment, under the microscope due to the flammable nature of Jose Mourinho’s relationship with the media.
He has never been one to shy away from the spotlight and this focus means he needs to finds a way to silence his relentless critics. After back to back defeats at the hands of Brighton and Tottenham, the Red Devils were able to salvage a win against Burnley and the another win against Watford showed United are recovering well from their poor start .
Jose Mourinho was quizzed about Marcus Rashford’s lack of game time at the club and the Portuguese coach in his usual way, read out how the teenager has seen more game time than so many others at his age at big clubs.
He has been condemned by a section of the United fanbase and the media always seem to hone in on what he is doing wrong at the club. Despite the win against Watford, a side yet to drop a single point prior to that game, Mourinho was still criticised.
Despite being six points adrift of the league leaders, United are still in reach of the teams fighting for a top four finish. Looking at the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham all on nine points, the same as United, it shows that United are perhaps not as out of touch as the media would have you believe.
Manchester United need to start playing with some authority like the big club they are and in Mourinho, they have a big Manager who could yet still help them to do this.