Mate, I agree to most of what you say and I didn’t mean to praise Ole for his coaching abilities. I just point out that he has achieved all of what Mourinho was signed for, without winning trophies, the championship, league and international cups. He is not the special Oleson, he is just Ole. The friendly neighbor of Jane and Joe Doe!
As you know we were also interested in Fernandes and we signed him, but it was the wrong one. Reminds me of signing the wrong Gilberto. On the other hand, Poch was more interested in Dybala, at the end we haven’t signed any of the the two. Shit happens!
According to the fact that Eriksen was leaving it must have been a priority to sign a new and creative playmaker. Lo Celso was signed and when you remember he was put on the wings in the beginning just as Eriksen in Poch‘s system. A position he never played before! He is best as a LCM in a 433, but could also have an impact as ACM I guess. Why he is not playing, is a miracle to me. IMO Ndombele could be a reason, who Mourinho wants to turn into a 10er!
Tbh having Jose in charge his compatriot Bruno would rather signed for us than Utd, but I think Levy had other plans. Beside Lamela and Gio all potential 10ers, it was Dele who was given the trust, but unfortunately he didn’t live up to these expectations. Lamela is an injury prone and Gio... where the fuck is Gio?
Anyway, football is a teamsport. Bruno was definitively the missing link, but he is not alone on the pitch and not the manager!
Mou only worked for Utd as long Ibra defended him in the looker rooms I believe. As soon Ibra left Pogba took over and the club and players turned against Mourinho. At least Mou was the cheaper option to get rid off. And I bet a million bucks it was Mourinhos tactics and boring way of playing he was criticized for.
Although I think that Ole isn’t a top manager, he lets the players play to their advantages, while Mou is playing chess and uses players as chess pieces. So, when a bishop behaves like a knight he will get furious and always blame the players when we lose, cause in his opinion he is a master mind with the perfect strategy. Thats why I don’t like him. Cause its always the others, never him and he would never apologize for his tactical mistakes. But okay, you can interpret his behavior as confidence!
Back to the original topic.
I don’t know for what reason but we are lacking goals. I remember a Liverpool eleven under Kloppo in the early stages, when they conceded goals in every match before Virgin came. But they scored more than they have conceded, so they made their points anyway.
To be fair, we have our chances, but we lack goals. Even the clear chances won’t go in. Thats why I hope, we can use our chances today and the goal keeper has diarrhea!