Manchester United mess has been coming since José Mourinho was hired

Manchester United mess has been coming since José Mourinho was hired

 The Times

There comes a time in a football manager’s life when he cannot make a simple philosophical point in a press conference — not even quoting Georg Hegel, for goodness sake – without being likened to David Brent in The Office. José Mourinho is at that point right now, mockingly cast as the under-fire middle-manager retreating to his office at a paper merchant’s in Slough, swotting up on Dostoevsky so that he can come back armed with enough trivia to bluff his way through his next encounter with an overqualified temp next to the photocopier.

That is not Mourinho, though. As unspontaneous as his latest press conference yesterday appeared — “Did you read any philosopher, or in your formation you never spent time reading, for example, Hegel?” —…

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