Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said that his team are still in transition, but believes the club are in a good position going forward.
The Portuguese manager and his players have come under increasing criticism in recent weeks, especially following the shock defeat to Sevilla in the Champions League which prompted Jose to go on a 12 minute rant. That defeat was followed up by a tepid performance in the FA Cup against Brighton, a game that Luke Shaw bore the brunt of Mourinho’s frustrations.
However, the 55-year-old doesn’t get what all the fuss is about and insists his side are doing well:
“I understand the frustration, I understand the sadness of being knocked out in the Champions League, but I don’t understand anything more than that,” Mourinho told CNN
“In the history of football all around the world, not just in England, you had the biggest clubs with the moments of transition, you have the biggest clubs with moments of continuous and permanent victories and these are phases in the club.
“I think really at this moment in the Premier League we have one team, one club clearly better prepared than us in the past few years to be first and we have 18 clubs behind us. One in front of us, 18 behind us.
“In the future we want to have 19 clubs behind us but this is the reality. And the reality is for people with a brain, with sense, with common sense, with knowledge of what sports is, we are in a moment of transition.
“Being in a moment of transition and still manage to do what he did last season and win trophies and to do what we are trying to do this season, which is still trying to win a trophy, and try to be second. I think we are in a good position.”
United are still second in the league and in the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the second time in three years, and have been tipped to allow up to 10 players leave this summer as the manager continues to restructure his side.