José Mourinho’s stodgy, unstructured Manchester United are labouring | Jamie Jackson

Guardian

An unattractive style of play and Paul Pogba’s lacklustre form are among the reasons that progress has stalled at Old TraffordThis was the season José Mourinho aimed to make Manchester United credible title challengers. Instead, Sunday’s defeat at Newcastle United leaves them 16 points behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. After an identical number of games last year Mourinho’s men were 17 points adrift of Chelsea, so their progress has stalled, at best. Here are some reasons why. Related: Mourinho’s Pogba problem grows after Benítez overcomes his old foe | Jonathan Wilson Continue reading......

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