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5 reasons why Manchester United fans need to trust Jose Mourinho

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Jose deserves more credit for his job at Old Trafford so far

Manchester United currently sit second in the Premier League behind local rivals Manchester City. Much has been said at the brand of football being played by the Portuguese boss since taking over the United job. United have often appeared to be boring under Jose, struggling for creativity at times.

The Red Devils' record against the Premier League's "Big Six", to say the least, is shambolic. However, there is plenty of positives to take away from Jose's second season running at the Theater of Dreams where the club has shown massive improvement.

Therefore, here is a look at the reasons why Jose Mourinho must be entrusted with more time by the Old Trafford faithful.

#5 The 'Braver-One'

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Jose and Pep's rivalry has been one for the books since their time in Spain

When the prospect of taking over the United job arrived in 2016, both Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho were temporarily unemployed. The latter was sacked just a year after winning the league with Chelsea while Pep was out of contract in Germany.

Pep was approached by either Manchester clubs and he chose to enter the blue-half. Jose was the obvious option left for United to take over the vacated top job at the club.

It would not be unfair to say that Pep took a relatively safe road by choosing Man City. With all due respect to the Cityzens and their boss, Pep was aware that the amount of pressure he would be facing at Etihad would be highly magnified at United.

The Old Trafford job is much more than what it appears to be on paper. To fill in the great shoes of Sir Alex and pick up a giant club like them from rock-bottom was perhaps a burden Pep would have found difficult to bear.

Jose, on the other hand, being sacked by a rival team showed the courage to prove the Chelsea hierarchy wrong. Just when the world had written off the "Special-One", he took a risk putting all his history on the line.

He deserves a chance to prove his worth to the critics, for yet another time.

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