Sir Alex on Jose Mourinho: The former Manchester United manager’s comments on Jose Mourinho during his 2015/16 season at Chelsea have emerged.
Manchester United are going through a turbulent time at the moment. The club is 10th in the Premier League with only 10 points in seven matches. Last week, Manchester United were knocked out in their opening fixture of Carabao Cup by lower-league side, Derby County.
United are also in a midst of controversy, as manager Jose Mourinho and the players are seemingly at loggerheads. A training-session video from Manchester United was posted last week, which showed Mourinho and midfielder Paul Pogba arguing.
The club is also struggling with form, are yet to win at Old Trafford since the first match of the season against Leicester. Their Champions League match against Valencia last night ended in a frustrating 0-0 draw.
Sir Alex on Jose Mourinho:
In the midst of these controversies, quotes have emerged from Manchester United’s former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. These comments were said during Mourinho’s 2015/16 season at Chelsea, which was similar to United’s struggles this season. Sir Alex, in those comments, stated that Mourinho should be trusted.
Jose Mourinho: “We don’t have the technical quality to build out from the back… we know we won’t create 20 chances.
“We know that our attacking players are not in the best moments of confidence and individual displays.” pic.twitter.com/Enuiovtc0f
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) October 2, 2018
“[Mourinho] has won the European Cup twice, he’s won the league in each country he’s managed in, he’s won the big trophies. It would be foolish for him to take that step to sacking him. That would be bad management; it is not leadership, that,” Sir Alex said at that time.
Alex Ferguson in 2015: “Mourinho has won the UCL twice, he’s won the league in each country he’s managed in, he’s won the big trophies. Chelsea would be foolish to sack him. That would be bad management.”
I wonder what he will say that United are in the same kind of shit.
— Sarrismo™ (@Blue_Footy) October 2, 2018
“The sort of average time a manager lasts now is a year throughout the whole country and that is not a big time. For José, I think all good leaders will eventually find a solution.
“I think he will find a solution. I know the guy and I know the work he has done in football and I can’t see it lasting long.”
There have been speculations among the media on Jose Mourinho’s future at the club. Many English outlets have reported that Zinedine Zidane could replace the Portuguese at the club. Mourinho, however, has rubbished the claims.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 3, 2018
Manchester United will face Newcastle United in the Premier League this weekend, after which the players will head off for the international break.