Gary Neville: What I really think about Man United under Jose Mourinho
Gary Neville gives his take on Manchester United's start to the season under Jose Mourinho
Gary Neville says he has been much more encouraged by what he has seen from Manchester United under Jose Mourinho this season.
The Red Devils have endured a stuttering start to life under their new boss following his appointment as manager in the summer months.
Mourinho’s side had only won two of their last 11 Premier League games heading into their clash with Tottenham on Sunday.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan ended up scoring the only goal of the game in the first half as Manchester United secured a much-needed 1-0 win over Spurs at Old Trafford to get their Premier League bid back on track.
And despite the stuttering form this season, Neville feels that there are plenty of signs of encouragement for Red Devils fans this season.
Speaking to Sky Sports after Sunday’s game, Neville said: “I know that over the last few weeks Jose Mourinho has been criticised at times. When you don’t win games and you say your team are playing well and it will come, but it doesn’t, you can sometimes look a little bit foolish as a coach.
“But I’ve said it before, I like this team a lot better than the team of last season, even though they might be in a worse points position.
“I like the way they are playing more. I like Henrikh Mkhitaryan and I like the way Anthony Martial has played in the last couple of weeks on the left. There’s pace back in the team.
“They have a centre-forward that holds the ball up and they have a midfield that is mobile with Carrick as the composure with Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba in front.
“It’s a better-balanced team and even though the back four doesn’t look great on paper, it’s performing really, really well. Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones have really been good these last few weeks.”
Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last season before they opted to sack the Dutchman and bring in Mourinho.