Stating that he had yet to lose hope but that it was becoming increasingly difficult by the day, Manchester United fan Jacob Rammer today admitted that he’s beginning to think the club’s season-long struggles might not all be a part of Jose Mourinho’s master plan.
Speaking after yet another poor result for last summer’s big spenders, the lifelong supporter revealed that it was becoming harder and harder to attribute on-field results to some kind of Machiavellian scheme being cooked up by the Portuguese coach.
“I definitely still like Jose and I still have belief that he’ll be successful. But the more time that passes the more I to think drawing all these games at home isn’t something he’s planned meticulously in his head before pulling the carpet out from under the feet of our rivals at the last minute,” said the 37-year-old.
“I mean, far be it from me to tell him how to do his job, but surely a better plan would be to actually plan things properly and try to go out and win games in an aggressive fashion. Maybe I’ll be proved wrong, maybe underperforming for almost the entire season is his way of getting inside he minds of opposition managers, maybe criticising players and referees is the best way to motivate your squad, and maybe at this very minute he’s putting the final touches to a ploy so clever none of us can even comprehend it. I’m just not sure.”
Rammer went on to say that, despite his misgivings, he’d be more than willing to buy into Mourinho’s process as long as he secures a trophy this season.