Reports: Manchester United Board Backs Mourinho Despite Spurs Defeat

    In the aftermath of a shocking 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Monday, there seems to be reprieve for United boss Jose Mourinho.It was widely expected that pressure would mount further on the Portuguese tactician following the loss but reports suggest otherwise.According to the Guardian, the Manchester United board members were impressed with what they saw in the first half against Spurs.This has given them genuine confidence in the manager and his tactics. Mourinho decided to employ a new formation that had Ander Herrera play as a third centre back in an unorthodox 3-3-3-1 system.United improved offensivelyYes, United dictated matters and were rejuvenated offensively as compared to the dull show against Brighton & Hove Albion. However, it was their defensive lapses that ultimately led to their downfall against a ruthless Spurs side.At the moment, all indicators point to Mourinho keeping his job amid growing concerns. United Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward was present at Old Trafford and various quarters suggest that he may crack the whip on Mourinho by December.United’s next assignment is an away game at Turf Moor against Burnley. An international break follows before they travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford.

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