Steven Gerrard delivers his honest verdict on Man United this season

Steven Gerrard heaps praise on Jose Mourinho following Manchester United's strong start to the new season

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Steven Gerrard has admitted that Jose Mourinho has “sorted out” Manchester United this season following his arrival at the club last summer.

Mourinho was appointed as the Red Devils’ new manager back in May 2016 after the sacking of Louis van Gaal and immediately set about bolstering his squad.

Manchester United enjoyed a strong first season under the Portuguese coach, with the Red Devils having won both the Europa League and EFL Cup, despite finishing sixth in the Premier League.

The Red Devils have now made a strong start to the new season too, with Mourinho’s men having notched up back to back 4-0 win over West Ham United and Swansea City.

Manchester United look on course to challenge for the Premier League title this season, and former Liverpool legend Gerrard has been impressed by the quick impact Mourinho has had at Old Trafford.

Speaking on Premier League Tonight on BT Sport, Gerrard said: “He’s a top-class manager and you know he’s going to be there or thereabouts when he competes.

“He’s very good in the transfer market and spotting where teams need to improve. He’s sorted this Manchester United side out.”

Manchester United are currently gearing up for their home clash against Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday as they look to make it three wins from three in the top flight.

The Red Devils have not won the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012-13 season.

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