United in the very long term but they went all pragmatic by appointing Mourinho. Beyond that?
Things change. Arsenal were renowned for grinding out boring 1-0s but the Wenger took them into a period of playing exceptionally attractive football and then became utterly ineffective (vs. their expectations). Spurs like to think they do and so, as mentioned earlier, do West Ham
There are periods when clubs become associated with playing in certain styles but in the long term I really don't think so. It isn't arguable that the style of our glory years is something we have been associated for much time outside that period.