Jose Mourinho has always been a divisive character. At Manchester United, he was no different. However, looking back at his tenure, it’s right to say that he did more for the club than his predecessors Louis Van Gaal and David Moyes.
It isn't the most appropriate time to say this, considering the fact that Ole Gunnar Solskjær has proved to be an instant hit at Old Trafford. With an undefeated run of 10 games, including impressive results against Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, Solskjær has shown Mourinho the right way of doing things. More impressively, he has done it with the same bunch of players that Mourinho often deemed unworthy.
Manchester United fans were a divided base since Jose’s arrival. His appointment was jeered at as much as it was cheered for, and that continued for the two-and-a-half-years of his tenure. While many praised him for bringing trophies back to Manchester, others constantly lamented about his unattractive brand of football.
After all, United fans aren’t the easiest to appease.
Seeing the back of Mourinho was a sigh of relief for many fans. And who could blame them? Mourinho’s lack of tactical evolution, constant criticism of his players and club as well as his negative brand of football had become too much for the fans to take.
Let’s be clear on one aspect though — Mourinho wasn’t as terrible as the media portrayed him to be. One could agree that he isn't the best in business anymore, but he most certainly should be given a bit more credit for what he did with the Premier League team.
Defending Mourinho’s tenure at the club is a much harder task now. Nonetheless, let's talk about how Mourinho’s time at Old Trafford wasn’t a complete disaster.