It may only be pre-season, but the concerns are growing for Mourinho and Co., as they are yet to register a win in 90-minutes play since starting the Tour 2018, and to make matters worst, they were well beaten by rivals Liverpool last night in the ICC tournament on a 1-4 scoreline, with an attendance of 100000+ fans in Michigan to witness the downfall of the Red Devils and the rise of the Reds.
Liverpool ran all over the Red Devils, and got a deserved lead via a penalty taken by Mané on the 28th minute. United managed to equalize as Pereira curled in a superb free-kick, but that was about it from the Red Devils. Liverpool continued their show in the second half, and Sturridge gave them a 1-2 lead, before Ojo converted another penalty for the 1-3, and new signing Shaqiri added gloss to the scoreline with an overhead kick finish to seal a 1-4 win. United were “united” only by name, and again produced some abysmal football, despite knowing that some of the big names are yet to feature in pre-season, but if they take this form back to the EPL in some weeks’ time, then they may well end up looking at midtable or even lower positions. Mourinho’s moanings may also have a negative effect on players already, as he keeps on blaming the youngsters whenever things go wrong, or telling the supporters of last night’s game that they had wasted their money to come and watch the game. These are vibes which have already been seen from Mourinho when he was at Chelsea, then at Real Madrid, where he was always cutting up an unhappy figure.
Meanwhile Liverpool for their part have confirmed they will be a threat to watch out this season, boosted by several intelligent signings from Klopp, and having defeated both Manchester clubs already in pre-season, while Mourinho is still waiting for talented players to be bought, stating he wants only two, but the possibility is very thin these days as other clubs are very busy in the transfer market, while United’s board are slack.