When Jose Mourinho held the EFL Cup on Sunday, he looked understated: he must have a bigger thing in mind: The FA Cup. The Portuguese has had his fair share of criticisms after taking the Old Trafford Jon last summer, and has quietly gone about the business of revamping the team from top to bottom.
Jose is still bitter about the manner in which the club let him go, and is even more bitter that his long term replacement, Antonio Conte has ushered in a wave of breath air at Stamford Bridge, and is quietly turning the Portuguese name into a distant memory.
Manchester United have lost just once since the 4-0 drubbing away at Chelsea, a game which heralded a change in tactics from the Portuguese.
The Red Devils were particularly shambolic in the game at Stamford Bridge. Speaking after the game, he told MUTV via Express,
“We have to continue. “From the five trophies at the beginning of the season, we have two.”There is three left. “So we go for the three and lets see at the end of the season how many trophies we collect.” he added.
The charismatic Sweden was in fine mettle after scoring twice against the Saints, netting the opener and the winner. Jose and Zlatan are men cut from the same cloth: They both love to win and the 4-0 drubbing in October will be still on the minds of both men and will be anxiously keen on a revenge mission.
Jose was sacked by Chelsea last season after a run of poor results, and will love nothing more than to halt Antonio Conte’s march to dominance in his first season in English football.