Manchester United Football Club had a slow start to life under Jose Mourinho, with the Red Devils dropping a fair few points over that September period where there were plenty of draws. However, the Portuguese coach is finally finding his feet, and it’s fair to say his team look good.
Now, Sir Alex Ferguson has lifted the lid on the situation and discussed all things Manchester United – including how Jose Mourinho is getting on, and why the pair are different as coaches.
“I was a little bit different from Jose in the respect that I wanted to build the football club and wanted young players to be part of that.” The BBC quote Sir Alex Ferguson as saying.
“Nonetheless, the first team weren’t doing great and you have to find solutions to correct that. I think Jose is finding solutions now. There was a period earlier in the season when he wasn’t getting the decisions and his emotions boiled over. You see him now – he is calm and in control. “
“That is the obvious observation I am making of the team now. The team is mirroring its manager.”
The fact that Fergie was obviously a big believer in youth, whereas Jose prefers the tried and tested is the largest difference between the pair. That said, Mourinho has given chances to the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, who have both been pretty good.
Over the years, they’ve had a real rivalry between themselves from Jose’s time at Chelsea, but you have to say that they have always had great respect and admiration for each other. Now they are on the same side, and it must be huge for Mourinho to have Sir Alex Ferguson to look up to, and speak with if he so needs.
Sir Alex has obviously been watching on recently, and he clearly feels confident enough to come out and speak in the public eye about how United are looking. We do look great right now, and I firmly believe that Jose Mourinho will win trophies galore here – just like Fergie.