MOURINHO: BETTER YEARS TO COME

Manchester United are set to clash with Manchester City in a much awaited derby in the Premier League as teams scamper for the remaining points before the season closes.


United have struggled with matching expectations under Jose Mourinho but the Portuguese manager opines that better years lie ahead.

The Red Devils won the EFL Cup weeks back and they have qualified for the last four as they remain in the race for a Europa League title. They are pushing for a top four finish despite the odds, yet many would say they had an underwhelming season, particularly based on the feels when the season started.

United are set to play Pep Guardiola’s men on Thursday and a victory could see them move into the top fourspot. Mourinho has tried to take the pressure off him and the team by saying he does not care much about titles at this stage. The former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid coach said his focus is on building a strong side.

“It can be the first season of better years. And the reality is even in the first season of better years we won already and we have already the chance to do good things until the end of the season. Continue reading MOURINHO: BETTER YEARS TO COME

Marouane Fellaini played an integral part in the club’s revival

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini played an integral part in the club’s revival in fortunes towards the end of the season.

The Belgian seemingly was heading towards an exit when Louis Van Gaal took over. After all, he had just completed a very poor first season at Old Trafford and he was widely rated as not being a ‘United type of player’. Amidst all such opinions,Fellaini managed to play a vital role in Unitedreturning to the Champions League. Some of his key goals came in key matches – like against West Brom – when United were struggling to make any impact.

The 27-year-old is at the peak of his career and United are set to take advantage of this physical presence in a big way going forward. The former Everton man finished last season with seven goals from 27 matches. More importantly, he has helped retain the ball in the attacking third of the pitch due to his physical presence.Fellaini, though, sees his future at United transforming into a defensive midfielder going forward. Often players resorted to playing in this position towards the end of their career, but Fellaini started out here and sees himself ending his career in this position as well. Continue reading Marouane Fellaini played an integral part in the club’s revival