He has helped me out so much that He must have a very high opinion of me
In Spain, Jose Mourinho was asked what he thought God’s opinion of him was and that was the end of a longer answer. The 5 years since the quote have been tumultuous for the Special One. He may be asking the age old question of “Why do the righteous suffer?”, although others may frown at the suggestion of this abrasive man being righteous. His two dream jobs of Real Madrid and Chelsea ended in a political circus on and off the pitch. He only has one dream job left now: Manchester United.
Yet, it look like the Portuguese manager has skipped the formalities and jumped to his troublesome third year with dressing room leaks, media outbursts and less than stellar on the pitch performances. 9 points from 8 games, with 2 losses in the Europa League, have only served to put more emphasis on the way the team has played. While Mourinho has suggested since his appointment he would never aim for any less, winning the league is looking out of reach for this set of players. The summer outlay will be mentioned and other managers’ settling period have looked much easier but this is different.