Sir Alex Ferguson makes confident prediction about Jose Mourinho and Man United
Sir Alex Ferguson is backing Jose Mourinho to be a big success at Manchester United
Sir Alex Ferguson is backing Jose Mourinho to bring success back to Manchester United following his appointment as the club’s new manager.
Mourinho was paraded in front of the media for the first time as United boss on Tuesday as he was officially unveiled as the club’s new manager.
The Portuguese coach has been selected as the man to restore United to the top of English football after their disappointing fifth-placed finish under Louis van Gaal last season.
Mourinho’s arrival comes after he was sacked by Chelsea back in December following the Blues’ disastrous start to their title defence.
Ferguson believed that Mourinho made a mistake by returning to Chelsea for a second spell in charge – but is backing the former Real Madrid manager to be a success at Old Trafford.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports News HQ, Ferguson said: “I think there’ll be a massive improvement.
“I think Jose was wrong to go back to Chelsea. It’s always difficult when you go back somewhere for a second time.
“He’s won the European Cup twice with different clubs and won titles with all the clubs he’s been at. You can’t ignore his record and I think Manchester United is the right kind of club for him.”
United won the FA Cup in Van Gaal’s last game in charge back in May.