Wayne Rooney: What I really think about Jose Mourinho at Man United
The Manchester United captain delivers his verdict on Jose Mourinho
Wayne Rooney has claimed that Manchester United have finally found the right successor for Sir Alex Ferguson in the shape of Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese coach took over the reins from Louis van Gaal in the summer after the Dutch coach paid the price for failing to steer Manchester United to a top-four finish last term.
Mourinho has made a solid if unspectacular start to life at Manchester United following his appointment as the Red Devils look to reclaim the ground lost on their rivals after a difficult October and November.
The 20-time English champions went 17 games unbeaten before a surprise 2-1 loss to Hull City in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final on Thursday night, although the Red Devils progressed on aggregate to the Wembley showpiece.
Speaking about Mourinho’s impact at Old Trafford, Rooney is quoted as saying by Sky Sports:
“Obviously Manchester United have had the stability of Sir Alex over the 26 years before, and I think over the last three or four years what they’ve been doing is trying to find the right one. And I believe they’ve found him [in Mourinho].
“Just working every day and seeing how he [Mourinho] wants to work, how he is setting the team up. There’s successes around the corner.”
Rooney became Manchester United’s record goal-scorer last weekend after he netted his 250th strike in a 1-1 draw at Stoke City.