Wayne Rooney: What I really think about new Man United boss Jose Mourinho
Wayne Rooney admits he cannot wait to start playing for Jose Mourinho at Manchester United
Wayne Rooney has revealed his excitement about the the prospect of working under new manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United next season.
I’ve played against many Mourinho sides and I can’t remember any easy games
The Portuguese coach has been appointed as the club’s new boss on a three-year contract following the sacking of Louis van Gaal at the end of last season.
Mourinho joins United less than a year after he was sacked by Chelsea following the west London club’s disastrous start to the season last term.
Rooney is currently on his summer holidays as he recharges his batteries following his involvement in Euro 2016 with England.
The United captain is set to link up with Mourinho’s squad later this month to begin his pre-season preparations with the rest of his team-mates.
And the England skipper is convinced that Mourinho will bring success to Old Trafford as the former Real Madrid boss prepares for his first season at the club.
Speaking in an interview with the Manchester United magazine, Rooney said: “I’m really excited to be working with Jose this season as he’s one of the best managers in the world.
“It’s an exciting time for Manchester United.
“I’ve always respected him both as a man and a manager, he’s a nice guy and one of the most successful managers of all time.
“I like to think I’m always motivated as a player but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit more motivated when a new manager comes in. I’m sure all the lads will be happy to be working under Jose and also eager to impress.
“I’ve played against many Mourinho sides over the years and I can’t remember any easy games, so I think that says it all. His teams are always hard to beat, tactically disciplined and, most importantly, successful.
“He’ll bring all these qualities with him and I’m sure he’ll have his own ideas, but one of the biggest assets will be his experience. He’s managed a lot of successful teams throughout his career and all that experience will be vital.”
United finished fifth and won the FA Cup under Van Gaal last season before the Dutchman was sacked back in May.