Jose Mourinho is off to a great start, beating West ham 4 – 0, and repeating the same score line against Swansea also, Leicester posed a credible challenge to Manchester United, but they were beaten by 2 – 0.
Jose Mourinho believes the good result and performance is due to the quality of players at his disposal, both on the pitch as well as the bench.
“The difference is the quality of our football, we’re playing better and if we hadn’t won this match I wouldn’t have anyone to blame. The team is playing very well and I’m very confident. We are comfortable on the ball and dangerous on the counterattack. But nine points after three matches is nothing different for us because we did that last season.”
You can’t deny the fact that Manchester United has so much quality in depth, that every department has a capable replacement. Even Manchester United Player of the year last season Ander Herrera can’t even get into the first team, it shows the quality Manchester United have this season.
Manchester United signed 3 new players this season, Romelu Lukaku (striker), Victor Lindelöf (defender), Nemanja Matić (defensive midfielder) and also resigned Zlatan Ibrahimović. Although Lindelof is yet to feature in the premier league and Zlatan is due to return in January, Nemanja Matic has been the best quality signing for Manchester United, so much so that every one is surprised Chelsea let him go, even his namesake, ex-Man united player Nemanja Vidic feels he is a vital signing for Manchester United because of his trophy-winning mentality
“He’s a very good signing for us. He’s a top player for the position and I’m surprised that Antonio Conte let him go. He played most of their games last season and did really well, so I didn’t expect him to be sold to one of their biggest rivals. The way he’s played in his first few games suggests he is a United player.”
“There are not so many players left at Old Trafford who have won the title before, so that trophy-winning mentality is very important because it can’t only come from a very successful manager. Nemanja has been there before and he knows what it’s like when the pressure really builds in a title race.