Paul Merson sends message to Man United fans about Jose Mourinho

The Sky Sports pundit rates Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho as the best in the business

Paul Merson has reiterated his belief that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is still the best manager in the Premier League.

Mourinho has endured a difficult first season in charge of the 20-time English champions following his appointment as Louis van Gaal’s successor at the end of the 2015-16 season.

The Manchester United boss spent £150m on new signings to revamp his squad as Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba moved to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils won the EFL Cup thanks to Ibrahimovic’s late winner in a 3-2 win against Southampton at Wembley in February.

Manchester United will take on La Liga side Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals with a top-four finish looking unlikely after back-to-back stalemates in the Premier League.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ about Mourinho, former Arsenal midfielder Merson talked up the Manchester United boss and his standing as the world’s best manager.

“Man United are very good at what they do,” Merson said. He’s the best in the business in my opinion, Mourinho. When he sets up a team to get a result, it’s very rare they don’t get that result.”

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