Nemanja Vidic: What I really think about Man United manager Jose Mourinho

The former Manchester United defender is confident Jose Mourinho can revive the Red Devils' fortunes

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Hublot

Nemanja Vidic has issued his backing for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after a mixed first season at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have struggled to produce consistent form in the Premier League despite signing Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba in the summer transfer window.

Manchester United are in fifth place in the Premier League table and four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City in the race to secure a place in next season’s Champions League.

The 20-time English champions have drawn nine home games this season to undermine their top-four challenge, although Manchester United haven’t lost a game since a 4-0 loss at Chelsea in October.

Mourinho has led the Red Devils to the Community Shield and the EFL Cup to win two trophies in his first season at Old Trafford.

Manchester United will make the trip to Belgium to take on Anderlecht in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 clash on Thursday night.

Speaking to the club’s website about Mourinho, former Manchester United captain Vidic tipped Mourinho to transform the Red Devils.

“We are not in the position we would like to be of course but we are fighting for the Champions League. Before the season you always think United should compete for the title but it is not easy.

“Mourinho came and brought in four players, but to build a winning team you need time, six months is not enough, but I do believe the team is growing.

“Mourinho has been in charge of big teams and won trophies in different countries so he has experience and I believe he knows what he is doing.

“I am looking forward to next season. But this season realistically if we can get Champions League and the cup we won already then we have to be satisfied this year.”

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