Rio Ferdinand sends clear warning to Jose Mourinho about Man United

Rio Ferdinand says the recipe for success at Man United is simple for Jose Mourinho

Rio Ferdinand
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand has told Jose Mourinho that he will end up being judged at Manchester United by his ability to lead the Red Devils to major trophies.

The Portuguese coach has found himself under intense pressure at Old Trafford in recent days after Manchester United’s patchy start to the new Premier League season.

Mourinho has been tasked with steering Manchester United to a genuine Premier League title challenge this term after the Red Devils ended up in second place and without a trophy last term.

Manchester United have not won the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge back in 2013 and Mourinho is under pressure to deliver a title in his third campaign in charge.

And despite all of the negativity which has surrounded Old Trafford in recent weeks, former Red Devils defender Ferdinand has warned Mourinho that his priority must be to win silverware.

Speaking in an interview with BT Sport on Saturday, Ferdinand said: “He has shown that he can win things. He won the Europa League and he won the League Cup.

“But he’s judged really on winning the Premier League at Manchester United, the Champions League, that’s where he’ll be judged.”

Manchester United will return to Premier League action after the international break when the Red Devils take on Watford away from home.

The Red Devils won both the Europa League and League Cup in Mourinho’s first campaign in charge.

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