Jose Mourinho sends message to Man United fans about Louis van Gaal

The Manchester United manager claims that David Moyes and Louis van Gaal allowed the Red Devils to stand still

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has claimed that Manchester United stood still under both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.

The Manchester United manager took over the reins at Old Trafford from Van Gaal back in May 2016.

Mourinho inherited the Manchester United side after the Dutch coach led the Red Devils to a fifth-place finish in his final season in charge.

The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson won his 13th and final top-flight crown.

Mourinho led Manchester United to a sixth-place finish in his first season in charge but secured the EFL Cup and the Europa League trophy.

Manchester United have already made an impressive start to the current campaign with three successive victories to start the season.

Mourinho’s side dropped their first points of the campaign in 2-2 draw with Stoke City on Saturday evening.

And Manchester United manager Mourinho suggested that his predecessors allowed the Red Devils to stand still before the Portuguese coach took over the reins of the club.

“There was an evolution in the other clubs; there was no evolution in this club,” Mourinho told the Sunday Times.

“In all the areas that make a team successful, I think we stopped in time.

“That was quite an empty period in the club with no evolution in areas that are important. It was the weight of the past on the shoulders of the players, managers, even boards, even probably owners, because when you are used to ‘win and win and win’, and suddenly you stop, it’s like a heavy burden.

“Today, we have better working conditions, a better medical department, a better analysis department, a better scouting department, a better media department, and in many cases we did it without changing the people, which is quite important.”

Manchester United beat West Ham United, Swansea City and Leicester City in their opening three Premier League games in charge.

The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013.

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