Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has come in for a lot of criticism this season for supposedly not getting the best out of the attacking payers he has at his disposal.
United face Liverpool in a crucial fixture in the battle to finish second in this season’s Premier League this Saturday at Old Trafford. Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has revealed that Mourinho’s best chance of beating Jurgen Klopp’s side is to let his forward players off the leash.
“On Monday night, United found themselves 2-0 down at Crystal Palace.
“They were forced to go and play, the handbrake was released and we saw some of their best football of the season.
“When Jose Mourinho allows his team to go and play, look at what happens.” Keown wrote in the Daily Mail.
Despite, the former Arsenal man’s plea for Mourinho to attack Liverpool, the chances are that the Portuguese coach will first try and negate Jurgen Klopp’s team as an attacking force.
The former Chelsea manager has always drilled his teams to remain tactically solid in big games, so the chances of him changing the way he has approached fixtures against big rivals over the course of his trophy laden career look slim.