Gary Neville: Man United are becoming tougher under Jose Mourinho, I like it more than last season

The Manchester United legend is feeling more confident about the Red Devils under Jose Mourinho

Gary Neville has praised Manchester United’s steady progress under Jose Mourinho this season.

The Red Devils eased to a third successive Premier League victory on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic either side of half-time in a 2-0 win at West Bromwich Albion.

Manchester United have beaten Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace and West Brom to secure nine points from their last three games and to move to within four points of Arsenal in fourth place.

Mourinho was appointed as Manchester United’s new manager in May after Louis van Gaal was sacked following a disappointing fifth-place finish in the 2016-17 season.

The 20-time English champions signed four players in the summer transfer window after recruiting Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly.

Speaking to Sky Sports following Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Manchester City, former Manchester United defender Neville delivered his verdict on the Red Devils’ progress.

“Yes I think it is [momentum is building for Man United]. You could seen them celebrating together after the games, it feels like there’s a spirit developing,” Neville said.

“They’ve got personality, character and strength. They’re tougher. They were weak in the last two or three seasons. I look at this team and it looks to me to be tougher. Rojo and Jones are tougher at the back. Carrick coming into midfield has made a big difference. It’s better, it’s not perfect, but I like it a lot more than I did last season.”

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Manchester United won the FA Cup at Wembley last season after a 2-1 extra-time victory over Crystal Palace.

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