Mourinho’s side look more like the old Manchester United – Neville

Jose Mourinho has got his rejuvenated side winning “a lot more like Manchester United used to”, says Gary Neville.

The Red Devils, on the back of a frustrating opening to the campaign, have collected six straight Premier League victories.

The most recent of those came away at West Ham on Monday, with the 10-man hosts seen off 2-0 by a thoroughly professional display.

Mourinho saw his substitutions work to perfection, with Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford making telling contributions at the London Stadium.

Fortune is favouring the Portuguese once more, having previously bemoaned a run of bad luck, and United’s class of 2016-17 are starting to look more like the title-winning squads of old.

They are still 10 points adrift of table-topping Chelsea in the battle to land the top-flight crown but have moved to within one point of the top four and five behind second-placed Liverpool.

“They’ve probably left themselves too much to do,” Neville told Sky Sports of a possible title bid.
“Their next league game is a big one, a really big one, a home game against Liverpool. I think that will really determine where Manchester United are at for the rest of the season.

“I think, if they can win that match, you can really see them being quite dangerous. They are on the up, they’re getting better – a lot better than they were last season.

“The team is better, they’ve got more arrogance, more personality, and in the last two games they’ve been starting to win a lot more like Manchester United used to win.”

United were famed for their style and swagger under legendary former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, with a side also capable of grinding out results helping themselves to 13 Premier League titles.


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