COMMENT By Emma Sanders
Jose Mourinho deserves to be criticised just as much as David Moyes was because he has been less successful at Manchester United so far.
The former Chelsea boss spent £145 million in the summer but his side has notched up less points than Moyes’ team did in the first 13 Premier League matches of the 2013-14 season.
After 13 games, United currently sit in 6th position and have a total points tally of 20, which is two less than the amount Moyes’ side earned during the start of his ill-fated reign.
They have picked up just five league victories under Mourinho and have only secured three points against one team in the current top 10, when they recorded a 2-0 victory against Southampton in August.
Mourinho spent a considerable amount of money on new signings, including a world record fee of £89million for Paul Pogba and he has come under criticism for their performances.
The former Juventus midfielder obviously has great ability but he is yet to prove why he was worth so much money and has done little to improve the squad since his arrival, as United have fallen short in comparison to their league rivals.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored three goals less than the league’s top goalscorer Diego Costa and Wayne Rooney has notched up four assists, which is the most for United but that is three less than Kevin De Bruyne, who currently leads the pack.
Moyes had a considerably less talented squad, and even with Ibrahimovic, Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly, Mourinho has failed to bring success to United so far and their draw against West Ham on Saturday was another average performance.
Perhaps the ‘Special one’ should be given more criticism by fans given their determination to get rid of Moyes, who certainly didn’t do any worse.
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