Alan Shearer rates Man United’s second season under Jose Mourinho
The England legend describes missing out on the FA Cup as a "big blow" to Manchester Unitedz
Alan Shearer believes missing out on the FA Cup was a “big blow” to Manchester United and their manager Jose Mourinho.
The Red Devils lost 1-0 to Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley last weekend after Eden Hazard scored a first-half spot-kick.
Manchester United ended the 2017-18 season without silverware despite significant investment in new signings over the past two transfer windows.
The Red Devils finished in second place in the Premier League table ahead of their rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC and Arsenal.
However, Manchester United ended up 19 points adrift of Premier League champions Manchester City to highlight the widening gap between the derby rivals.
The Red Devils lost 2-1 to La Liga giants Sevilla in the Champions League round of 16 after a 2-1 defeat by Championship side Bristol City in the League Cup last four.
Former England and Newcastle legend Shearer delivered his withering verdict on Mourinho’s second season in charge at Old Trafford.
“The success of Chelsea and United’s seasons depended on them winning the FA Cup, so for Mourinho to end the campaign empty-handed is a big blow,” Shearer told BBC Sport.
“Yes, he has taken United from sixth to second place in the Premier League but that football club is all about winning trophies and in style.
“Mourinho won two in 2016-17 – the Europa League and League Cup – so he will be bitterly disappointed he has not taken any silverware back to Old Trafford this time.”
Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge of the Old Trafford outfit.
The Red Devils signed Chile international Alexis Sanchez in a swap deal from Arsenal in the January transfer window.