Questions for Mourinho to ponder before returning to Stamford Bridge
Manchester United received quite a bit of criticism after their 0-0 draw at Anfield on Monday night, but it’s hard to argue that Jose Mourinho didn’t get what he went for. There may have been negative football on show, but it certainly wasn’t negative result. And on the back of that, the thumping of Fenerbahce essentially means that Mourinho’s plan is coming to fruition.
Monday night saw United play their most bitter of traditional rivals and Thursday night saw Robin van Persie score at Old Trafford once again, whilst Paul Pogba finally dominated a game. Yet Sunday afternoon will present an even bigger emotional test for Mourinho as he returns to Stamford Bridge.
But that just poses extra questions for ‘Mou’. Is this game one in which he just wants to get out unscathed for his own personal pride? Or is this one where he has to be brave and attack his former employers given that his current side have only won one league game since 27th August?
A win for United could take them as high as fourth, defeat could see them slide back closer to midtable.
Here are four conundrums Mourinho will have to ponder before 4pm on Sunday night.