Thierry Henry: Why Jose Mourinho is perfect for Man United

Thierry Henry explains why Jose Mourinho would be a good appointment for Manchester United

Thierry Henry believes Jose Mourinho would be a good appointment for Manchester United.

The 52-year-old Portuguese coach is being linked with Louis van Gaal’s position at Old Trafford after Chelsea sacked the outspoken manager on Thursday following their ninth Premier League defeat of the season last week.

He won the league in Spain outscoring Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona. So I think he can be a good fit

Thierry Henry

The Red Devils suffered a shock 2-1 defeat by promoted side Norwich City at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon as United extended their winless run to six games in all competitions.

Mourinho has won three Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge, whilst the Blues legend has also won top-flight crowns in Portugal, Italy and Spain, as well as winning the Champions League twice.

And Henry, who was part of the last Arsenal side to win the Premier League title in 2004, believes Mourinho bring an attacking brand of football to Old Trafford if he replaces Van Gaal.

“I think Mourinho can be the perfect fit,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“If you remember in his first time at Chelsea, they had Robben and Duff on one side, Gudjohnsen in the middle, and Drogba.

“They were a good, exciting team going forward. They didn’t concede many goals.

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“He won the league in Spain outscoring Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona. So I think he can be a good fit for Manchester United.”

United are in fifth place in the Premier League table and nine points adrift of leaders Leicester City.

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