Chelsea legend fears Jose Mourinho will restore Man United to the top

Eidur Gudjohnsen is backing Jose Mourinho to be a big success at Manchester United...

Eidur Gudjohnsen has admitted that he is fearful that Jose Mourinho will restore Manchester United to the top of English football.

The Portuguese coach has been appointed as the Red Devils’ new manager at Old Trafford on a three-year contract after the relentless speculation linking him with the job.

Mourinho has already set about his transfer business at Old Trafford by signing defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal last week.

Gudjohnsen played under Mourinho during his first spell at Chelsea and won the Premier League title with the Blues.

And the Iceland international admits that he is expecting Mourinho to bring success to Old Trafford in the seasons to come.

He is quoted as saying by ClubCall: “Unfortunately for Chelsea, as a Chelsea fan, Mourinho can lift Man United back to the top.

“It’s not a surprise, the way things panned out, but it’ll not be… it’ll hurt a little bit. Put it that way.”

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United opted to sack Louis van Gaal last season after the Red Devils finished fifth in the Premier League table and won the FA Cup under the Dutchman.

Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea back in December.

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