There is an interesting thing about Jose Mourinho's effect on Alex Ferguson. Ferguson's United used to start slowly and eventually kick into gear, but Mourinho's Chelsea changed that. Realising that three points in August counted the same as three points after the new year, Chelsea started strongly and collected all they could while everyone else was warming up. United caught up, and there's an interesting piece on that in the Mirror, but it's worth noting that is absolutely not what Mourinho did this season.
And here's an article on how Wayne Rooney quickly fell out of favour at Old Trafford. Mourinho turned up expecting that Rooney would be integral to his changing of the side, but quickly realised that he was as absolutely awful as I had been saying for more than three years. It's nice when the best manager in the world catches up with my genius, I just wish it happened more often, and quicker.
In the Telegraph, Jason Burt wrongly argues that the Europa League final is Mourinho's biggest game of his career. Given he won La Liga against the best side of all time, the European Cup final after negotiating the best side of all time in the final, knocked Alex Ferguson off his perch for a couple of seasons, and won the Champions League with Porto, it's fair to call this opinion bollocks.
Good news for United, as Trabzonspor say they are in talks for Marouane Fellaini. Nothing against Fellaini, who works hard and appears to have a fairly solid attitude, but if United are still persisting with a player of his quality next season then things are going to be pretty terrible for far too long. United have the money and the knowledge to be able to do better, and if they keep him on for yet another season, it's time to eff off and support Chelsea.