Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose Needs More of His Own Men in the United Squad

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose Needs More of His Own Men in the United Squad

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JOSE Mourinho needs more days like Swansea.

And if United are to have them, then the Reds boss needs to surround himself with more of his own players.

It was a good afternoon in South Wales in that United's goals were scored by Mourinho's acquisitions.

The Pounds 89m Paul Pogba netted a beauty and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice to break his goal drought.

The victory had Mourinho's stamp on it. It was a rare moment.

After 26 years of Sir Alex Ferguson, United have painfully discovered the damaging problem of having a revolving managerial door.

Once Fergie had cut out the Old Trafford deadwood, he was left with his squad. The side that broke the two-and-a-half decade barren spell with out a league title was made up almost completely with his own acquisitions.

Only Bryan Robson was a survivor from the Ron Atkinson era. …

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