Jose Mourinho takes over at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho to Manchester United is a big risk

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Manchester United used to be a club that at times signified how long term commitment can bring success.

The club had stuck by a Scotsman in 1986, and in return, he made them one of the greatest clubs in the modern era.

Fast forward 26 years and they pledged to stick by another Scottish manager, but just 10 months later, and with the Champions league out of reach, the club sacked David Moyes and chose to replace him with his polar opposite.


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While Louis van Gaal’s reign lasted over two years, much to the disappointment of the Manchester United fans, his sacking just two days after winning the club’s first trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson retired showed how far the club have fallen off their dedication to long term commitment.

With Jose Mourinho now in the hot seat at Old Trafford, it simply highlights that fact even further.

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Mourinho is literally the definition of short-term management. He will build his squad on a solid defensive foundation and motivate them using his siege mentality.

He will make them believe that everyone is against them and that will eventually lead to the squad falling out with him. Just ask Chelsea.

Of course, Mourinho may bring a Premier League title back to Old Trafford, probably during his second year as manager, but come the third year, the wheels will more than likely start falling off once again.

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One of the main complaints of Van Gaal’s reign was the lack of attacking football on display at Old Trafford, but it’s not like Mourinho is going to set his teams up to sweep the opposition aside.

Also, the Portuguese is not a big fan of promoting the youth. He likes to build a tightly knit squad and work with them. So United fans should not expect a repeat of the unexpected rises of the likes of Marcus Rashford and Timothy Fosu Mensah.

In short, Mourinho might bring success back to the club, but he isn't the person who might go on to build a legacy at Manchester United.

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