Rio Ferdinand sends message to Man United fans about Jose Mourinho impact

Rio Ferdinand believes Jose Mourinho has over-delivered in his first season in charge at Manchester United

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Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand has delivered his verdict on Manchester United’s first season under Jose Mourinho after the Red Devils won the Europa League last week.

The Portuguese coach was tasked with steering the Red Devils back into the Champions League in his first campaign in charge at Old Trafford and he delivered at the final hurdle.

Manchester United struggled to produce consistent performances in the Premier League under Mourinho as they ended up in sixth place in the Premier League table.

However, Mourinho delivered the EFL Cup and Europa League trophies in his first campaign in charge as he still managed to guide his side to Champions League qualification.

And Ferdinand reckons that Mourinho can look back on a successful first season at Manchester United following his appointment last summer.

Speaking to BT Sport after the Europa League final, Ferdinand said: “That’s why he [Mourinho] is so happy. He looks very content with what’s happened.

“He has got his hands on the Community Shield, the EFL Cup and the Europa League. That’s three trophies in the season.

“The agreement was to get in Champions League and he has done more than that.”

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