To a large degree, the assessment of whether Manchester United’s season has been a success will be made on whether or not they win the FA Cup in the Wembley showpiece final against Chelsea.
There is quite a substantial difference between Champions League qualification and being the second best team in the country with a major trophy to show for it, especially at a club where trophies are a currency and under a manager, in Jose Mourinho, for whom medals take precedence over style.
However, the former Chelsea boss says that he will not judge the overall success of the season based purely on the result at Wembley, preferring to take a broader view on the campaign.
The United fans have had their say on that verdict and it is fair to say that they are not impressed at all. We’ve taken a closer look at the more hostile reaction…
Already defending himself for losing. This man is just a joke.
— Openmindz (@Ok_chizi) May 18, 2018
Failure anyway. With or without the FA Cup
— Vivek (@DavidDeGea_FC) May 18, 2018
Get it done Jose! Don’t lose and school us on football heritage again!
— Tony Riyash (@TonyRiyash) May 18, 2018
Win the F A cup
— Sahanoon Mustiano (@Smustiano7) May 18, 2018
win / lose..you’re out jose!
— putu harry s (@crazybola) May 18, 2018
Mourinho giving excuses ahead of the game in case he lost to Chelsea. it’s not just one game though, its the whole season , so boring all season. He’s saying indirectly he thinks he will lose. especially if @RomeluLukaku9 doesn’t play. Mourinho can’t play football !
— Headl!nerz (@Mike_Fresh105) May 18, 2018
In that case it’s been a bad season already
— Lee Read (@LeeRead8) May 18, 2018
This sounds an awful lot like justification for the low performance (in average) of the team, yeah it wasn’t like all that bad, still he fell short
— Gabriela (@GrabielaFzA) May 18, 2018