Manchester United Football Club waved goodbye to one of the most decorated manager’s to ever grace the sport we love; Sir Alex Ferguson. The Scot’s departure really hit the Red Devils hard, and it’s definitely fair to say things have been very tough since then.
However, right now it feels like Jose Mourinho is getting us back on the right track after three seasons without challenging for the Premier League title. The Portuguese coach has already won the EFL Cup and Community Shield, and we’re right in the hunt for a Europa League crown.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been speaking to the media about the third Manchester United manager since his departure, and it’s fair to say he thinks Jose is ane excellent appointment.
The former United boss was asked about a variety of subjects, including how he thinks Jose Mourinho is getting on.
“He’s been a bit unlucky because they’ve been absolutely brilliant in most of their home games and drawn (seven of) them. If they had got the wins they deserved they would be challenging for the league, no doubt about that.” The Manchester Evening News quote Fergie as saying to SiriusXM.
“Their season is still alive. They’ve won the League Cup, they’re in the Europa League and I think they have a great chance there. It’s very important now because if you win it you are in the Champions League.”
At the end of the day, it was always going to be tricky to follow Sir Alex, and both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal did fail. To hear that such a great manager is fully backing Mourinho is definitely reassuring because he obviously knows exactly what he is talking about.
It also feels like 75-year-old is urging Mourinho to focus on the Europa League as that would give us a path to be in next season’s Champions League, whilst getting another trophy under our belts.
This gets me thinking about how tough it must be for him watching on. Although he always seems like he is enjoying it, I bet he wishes he could still be in that dugout every weekend.