Arsene Wenger sends message to Man United fans about Jose Mourinho
The Arsenal manager is backing Manchester United to win challenge for the title under Jose Mourinho next season
Arsene Wenger is confident Jose Mourinho will transform Manchester United into Premier League title challengers.
The Red Devils appointed the Chelsea legend as Louis van Gaal’s replacement after Manchester United finished in fifth place in the Premier League last term.
Mourinho guided the 20-time English champions to the League Cup back in February thanks to 3-2 win against Southampton in Wembley.
Manchester United are in the Europa League semi-finals as Mourinho looks to secure a Champions League spot through winning Europe’s second-tier competition.
However, their Premier League form under Mourinho has been patchy, with the Red Devils in fifth spot and four points adrift of third-placed Liverpool.
Arsenal boss Wenger backed his rival Mourinho to rebuild Manchester United as Premier League title contenders.
“I am not in a position to judge what happened to Man United [after Sir Alex Ferguson retired]. I am sure they will come back and fight for the Premier League again,” Wenger said at his pre-match media conference on Thursday.
“They are in a rebuilding phase and they have quality inside the club and the resources to come back to fight for the Premier League.”
Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson stood down as manager back in 2013.
The Red Devils have lifted the Premier League crown on 13 occasions.
Arsenal, on the other hand, haven’t won the league title since 2003-04.