Nemanja Vidic said in a show at beInSports that Jose Mourinho is guilty for a 3-1 defeat in front of Manchester City in the local derby. The Serbian said United’s team is a Mourinho team, not the band we used to know, referring to the peculiarities of the Portuguese coach style.
Vidic added that when Jose Mourinho arrived in Manchester, everyone knew the team would change their style of play.
“It is the kind of football he played at Inter, at Chelsea more or less, and (Real) Madrid maybe it was more open. At the end of the day, that’s Mourinho’s football.”, Vidic said to beInSports. The Serbian also added that “we have to accept that he is the manager who is going to play this kind of football”.
The Serbian did not hide the fact that in the future he would like to be Manchester United manager. Vidic, now 37, has a glorious past at Man Utd: 300 matches and 21 goals, 5 Premier League titles, 3 League Cup trophies, 5 Community Shield Cups, one Champions League title and one FIFA Club World Cup title.
Since taking over Manchester United, Mourinho (the Special One) has failed to reach an ascending trajectory in the post-Ferguson era. Seen by many as the next long-term manager of the Devils, the Portuguese has completely disappointed. In the current season, United is ranked 8th, 12 points behind Man City (#1) and 7 points away from the Champions League spots.
The club’s management has set “The Special One” a clear goal: qualify for next year’s Champions League. As mentioned above, United has to recover 7 points to reach the last place that qualifies automatically into the group stage. The management already has a substitute: Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham’s manager, whom United’s staff hopes to attract if Mourinho fails to meet his goal.