Rio Ferdinand sends message to Man United supporters about Jose Mourinho

Rio Ferdinand believes that Manchester United fans cannot judge Jose Mourinho until next season

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Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand has told Manchester United fans not to judge Jose Mourinho’s impact at Old Trafford until the end of next season.

The Portuguese coach was appointed as Louis van Gaal’s permanent successor last summer but it has been something of a mixed first season for Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have struggled to produce consistent performances in the Premier League and are currently outside of the top four places.

However, the Red Devils still have a chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League and will take on Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm at the end of the month.

Mourinho has also already led Manchester United to the EFL Cup title this season and Ferdinand feels that the Portuguese coach should not be judged until his second campaign at the club.

Speaking to BT Sport, Ferdinand said: “This Man United team are in transition.

“I think Jose Mourinho will be judged next season when it shapes up.

“He will have had three transfer windows to invest and really shake the team into playing the way he sees it.

“I think only then we can start judging this team and see where they’re going. They’ve got some fantastic talent in the squad. Hopefully we will see some positive results.”

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Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup under Van Gaal last season.

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