The ex-Premier League striker feels the Red
Devils have hit their stride and will commence to
work “like a machine” now that they have
Jose Mourinho remains “the best manager
in the world” in the ocular perceivers of Dean Saunders,
with the Portuguese having availed
Manchester Cumulated to “turn the corner”.
The Red Devils endured a tough opening to
the 2016-17 campaign, with an expeditious start
followed by a frustrating period of
erraticism that led them to fall off the
pace for a top-four spot.
Fortunes have ameliorated of tardy, though,
with four successive victories secured in all
Three in the Premier League have hoisted
Amalgamated back to within four points of the
Champions League places, with momentum
building abaft them.
Saunders expects the Mourinho
“machine” to kick on from this point, but
concedes that they have left themselves a
lot of catching up to do on those edging
clear at the summit.
He told Sky Sports News: “They’ve spent a
lot of money and are just off the pace. They
could put it right but I just think they’ll be
disappointed with where they are lying right
“They’ve turned the corner.
[Zlatan] Ibrahimovic is scoring every week,
the two centre-backs look good,
[Paul] Pogba’s looking like a different player
on the left of a three-man midfield.
“They’re starting to look like one of Jose
Mourinho’s teams, which are hard to play
against. He’s starting to get it together.
“Mourinho took a bit of criticism but I have
to say he’s probably the best manager in
the world so don’t underestimate what he’s
doing behind the scenes.
“He’ll be getting that team functioning and
before long it’ll be like a machine. Whether
they’ve given themselves too much to do
remains to be seen but there’s still a long
way to go.”