Jamie Carragher Nails The Issue With Mourinho's Big Game Tactics

Jamie Carragher Nails The Issue With Mourinho's Big Game Tactics

"If that doesn't improve then they will not win the league".

Manchester United are looking to extend Phil Jones' contract after a run of fantastic performances this season had the club sweating over his future, with both parties confident that a deal to commit his future to Old Trafford can be agreed, according to ESPN.

Lukaku failed to have an impact as United played out a 0-0 draw against rivals Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday.

If anything, after the past few decades, the demand for winning in style is far greater at United, which is one reason why Mourinho never seemed the most natural heir to the traditions of Alex Ferguson.

The former Everton striker has scored 15 goals in 58 games against United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham.

Barnes has accused Mourinho of hypocrisy as he feels that the Red Devils also played for a draw against Jurgen Klopp's team.

He said that in such a situation, which never came, United would have found opportunities on the counter-attack.

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"It's not my right to be frustrated", Klopp said.

"People will always say this and that, but my record in the Premier League is pretty good and I'm in a situation where the team is performing really well".

"I do not blame Mourinho for the boring display".

There is an obvious, unavoidable comparison to be made with Pep Guardiola here.

Not a like-for-like comparison, obviously, but it is at least a reminder that there is an alternative to sitting deep and waiting, hoping the opposition will play into your hands by allowing the game to "break".

United knew what they were hiring when they chose to replace Louis van Gaal with Mourinho in the summer of 2016 and as he will always do for as long as he is employed by the Old Trafford club, this serial victor stuck to a script that has served him well down the years in one of the biggest games of the season.

Mourinho must recognise that there can be such a thing as too much caution.

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