On Sunday , Man U defeated Chelsea 2-1 to take home all three points despite conceding first in the first half of the match at Old Trafford .
Jose Mourinho, Coach of Man Utd, is our ‘player’ of the match for two main reasons.
1. He showed spirit of sportsmanship by reaching out to Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte, for a handshake before the game started, despite an earlier beef that occurred between the pair after Conte insulted Jose Mourinho by calling him a ‘little man’ with senile dementia👍🏾
Mourinho’s attempt to shake Conte is unlike him, meaning he has matured over time and is ready to let bygones be bygones .
2. Mourinho’s game plan in the second half was so articulate that every Man U player knew what to do and where to be located at each time. His timely introduction of Lingard – the match winning goal scorer , shows why Jose Mourinho is still one of the best tactical strategists in modern day football. To preserve the score line, he introduced Bailly to counter Giroud’s aerial presence and switched to a 3 man central defence👍🏾