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Does Mourinho believe in young talent?


There has been a common belief among some in the football world that one of the rare chinks in the armour of Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has been his reluctance in giving young players the opportunity to shine in the first team; throughout his managerial career. This view has been strongly denied by the manager, and last year during a press conference claimed that he had a list of 49 players that he had introduced to first team football.

In the defence of Mourinho, one would have to admit that he has been open to providing opportunities to young players that he deemed to possess ‘the ability to become top players and play for the first team’. Especially when anyone takes the trouble to check out players like Kurt Zouma from St Etienne, 18 year old Raphael Varane who joined Real Madrid for £8 million, 22 year old Petr Cech was favoured instead of Cudicini.

At Real Madrid, Jose was happy to give about 18 odd academy players a chance to make a name for themselves; however, not many of these players have been able to realise their full potential. On the other hand, Jose was the one who gave Alvaro Morata his debut, Nacho was another defensive talent who got his chance through Mourinho and is now a Spanish international. Jose Rodriguez was only 17 years old when Jose chose him to play in the Champions League; and lets not forget that Casemiro made his debut under Mourinho as well.

More recently, the Manchester United manager has already singled out United youth players, Scott McTominay and Demi Mitchell as well as a few others; who will be given the opportunity to make a name for themselves this season. Both lads made their debut last season against Crystal Palace, where Manchester United won 2-0. Andreas Pereira is another bright talent who was on loan at Granada; but has already featured 13 times for The Red Devils, and should get his chance this season.

This United squad is evolving into a well-balanced set of players, made up of experienced, talented and youthful legs that the besten Wettanbieter (best betting providers) want to get involved with so people can start betting. The Old Trafford faithful are already thinking this maybe the year the club regains it rightful place at the top of the English Premier League. A very encouraging sign is that all well established online sports betting operators like Sportingbet, agree with this analysis; Manchester United are close second favourites to win the title priced at 100/30, whilst Manchester City are the favourites at 13/8. These are pretty big odds and could reap some major rewards for some betters so it’s no surprise fans are already placing their bet online in the hopes of winning big. Nonetheless, it is very crucial for bettors to know they are in a safe space, especially when parting with their hard-earned money. This has remained a common sentiment in the gambling industry, which is understandable. The process of gambling online might seem daunting to someone who has never done so before. It is the betting service’s responsibility to provide a smooth registration process for new players, including deposit options. For example, someone from New Zealand who wishes to join the world of betting might look for Online casinos that accept new Zealand Dollar 2022 as new players are unlikely to be satisfied with complicated deposit methods that don’t involve their local currency.

coming back, the bottom line is that whilst fans would all like to have young talent coming through from the academy; the reality is that managers do not have the luxury of giving players the opportunity and time to become the finished article. Furthermore, the balance between youth and experience in a squad is very difficult to find and maintain. And finally, we all know the extreme pressure on managers, especially at the top clubs in the world, to achieve consistent results and trophies; which are, at the best of time, just too demanding and costly to ignore.

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