Gary Neville: What I really think about Man United under Jose Mourinho this season
Gary Neville gives his take on Manchester United this season under new boss Jose Mourinho
Gary Neville says Manchester United still have plenty of work to do to improve their game in the coming weeks and months but says that he has been encouraged by what he has seen from Jose Mourinho’s men this season.
The Red Devils have been in improved form in recent weeks following a stuttering start to life under Mourinho following his appointment as the club’s new boss in the summer.
The Portuguese coach was brought in as Louis van Gaal’s successor back in May following the Red Devils’ fifth-placed finish last season under the Dutchman.
Mourinho’s men have struggled to find consistent form in the Premier League for much of the campaign and still trail leaders Chelsea by a considerable distance.
However, there is a general feeling that the Red Devils have been gradually improving in recent weeks.
And although former Manchester United defender Neville says there is plenty of work to do, he feels that there are positive signs at Old Trafford.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said: “If I speak as a neutral first, where United are at this time isn’t good enough. However, as a fan over the last couple months, it’s better. There’s more personality, guts and strength.
“Last season or the season before you were watching Manchester United and thinking: “This isn’t Manchester United, this isn’t what they’re about.
“We were watching a passive, boring, insipid performance, now there’s counter attack, excitement. Paul Pogba is getting better and better, Ibrahimovic is getting better and better. There’s a lot more mobility, and in the wide areas there’s a big change.
“They’ve stumbled across a back four; they’re getting better and have shown they have some grit, determination and fight.”