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They say Mourinho is a changed man...

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I've head it claimed via many current or former Premier League coaches that Jose Mourinho isn't what he used to be and that the coach from Setubal has lost the glint in his eye or have they just misinterpreted the situation?

Conspiracy

Mourihnho himself talks of maturing and being more relaxed, something that we all experience with age. As time passes our demands modify but having said that some of his complaints still ring loud and this week has been no different. Last week the United boss complained that the English based football authorities don't want Premier League teams to do well in European competitions and hence their match scheduling. Pogba picked up a knock during Thursday's Europa League game and the Portuguese coach claimed that United faced their most difficult week ever as the headed into their game against Middlesbrough.

Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho arrives for the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second-leg football match between Manchester United and FC Rostov at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north-west England, on March 16, 2017.
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Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho arrives for the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second-leg football match between Manchester United and FC Rostov at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north-west England, on March 16, 2017.OLI SCARFFAFP

Maturity

Despite the apparent obstacles, the "Red Devils" managed to overcome one of the poorest outfits currently in the English top flight, thanks mainly to titanic efforts of Mourinho and his side. In this manner little has changed, Mou kicks-off any game in the press room whee he wins and if his team loses, then the finger of blame points elsewhere. It would appear that all involved with the game in England are wise to his ways and the mere mention of the recent United signings is enough to tackle his argument.

Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United l
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Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United lMatthew LewisGetty Images

Habit

During Sunday's game, United played at times with seven behind the ball, something unthinkable during the Ferguson era. Mourinho will always be respected as he is a master in putting forward an argument (even at a club as rich as Manchester United) but there are now those asking the question if carries on as he does for love of the game of just out of habit.

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