Jose Mourinho: Don’t blame Man United struggles on Sir Alex Ferguson

Jose Mourinho calls on Manchester United fans not to blame Sir Alex Ferguson for their side's struggles this season

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Ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has called on Manchester United fans to let Sir Alex Ferguson “retire in peace” and not blame the Red Devils’ struggles this season on the Scot.

United’s poor form under new manager David Moyes has been well-documented, with the defending champions currently in seventh place and 18 points behind leaders Chelsea.

He deserves to retire. He deserves to enjoy his life

Sir Alex Ferguson

However, Mourinho cannot understand why some fans have pointed the finger of blame at Ferguson.

“Lots of people are speaking about Sir Alex. He made Man United what Man United are,” said Mourinho.

“He decided to retire. When somebody decides to retire, especially a person like him, he deserves to retire. He deserves to enjoy his life.

“And now he’s responsible for what? Man United lose a match it’s his responsibility? Man United struggling in the Premier League is his problem?

“[Wayne] Rooney misses a goal, it’s his fault? Or [David] de Gea makes a mistake and it’s his fault?

“He can only be blamed for one thing: Man United being the club Man United are. He’s retired. Let him retire in peace.”

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