MU secure third place, Neville worries Mourinho era will be repeated
Manchester United legend Gary Neville hopes that Manchester United will be wiser in spending money to buy new recruits in the transfer market. He was worried that Jose Mourinho’s period would repeat itself.
As is known, Manchester United managed to step into the European Champions League again after Paul Pogba and his friends finished third in the Premier League final standings this season.
In the last matchdays, the Red Devils won over Leicester City. The match which took place at the King Power Stadium last weekend ended with the score 0-2, the visitors won. MU’s two winning goals were scored by Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard.
With this victory, Manchester United ended the season with 66 points, or the same amount as Chelsea. Even so, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troops have the right to be in a better position because of superior goal difference from the Blues.
Playing in the European Champions League next season is certainly good news for Manchester United, including the club legend, Gary Neville. But he does not want the Red Devils to repeat the same mistakes as in the Jose Mourinho era before.
“It shows that they need more players in the squad. Last time Manchester United finished in the top three they spent 170 million Pounds in the summer under Jose Mourinho and clearly did not invest as wisely as they had last year.”
“I think United need to invest that money again, but do it right in order to get the right players like Liverpool and Man City. The team needs to be improved,” Gary Neville was quoted as saying by The Mirror.
Keep in mind, when Jose Mourinho was still in charge of Manchester United, the team did not always qualify for the European Champions League, but also managed to finish second in the Premier League final standings.
In fact, that position is the best position the Red Devils have achieved since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. But after that, they failed to penetrate the top four even though they had spent enough to bring in some new ammunition.
At the end, that result caused Jose Mourinho been sacked from the manager’s chair.