Michael Ballack: Jose Mourinho more committed at Chelsea than Man United

Michael Ballack has claimed Jose Mourinho doesn't have the same desire and commitment at Man United

Jose Mourinho ahead of the Europa League final in Stockholm Photo: The Sport Review

Michael Ballack has claimed that Jose Mourinho doesn’t have the same commitment and desire at Manchester United in comparison to his first spell in charge of Chelsea.

The Manchester United boss ended his debut campaign at Old trafford on a positive note after securing their third piece of silverware on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils eased to a 2-0 win against Eredivisie giants Ajax to win the Europa League for the first time in the club’s history under Mourinho.

Manchester United were 3-2 winners against Southampton in the EFL Cup back in February and won the Community Shield after a 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the manager’s first competitive game.

Mourinho’s side finished in sixth place in the Premier League table to represent regression in terms of their top-flight standing since the Portuguese coach replaced Louis van Gaal.

Speaking to Newstalk about the difference in Mourinho’s approach at Old Trafford, former Chelsea midfielder Ballack said:

“I don’t see exactly the same desire and commitment that he had to Chelsea. It’s not in a negative way.

“There are different ways to reach the players, to reach the club and present the club. He still has quality but Chelsea was something special for him.”

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Chelsea won the Premier League title this season and finished 24 points ahead of Mourinho’s Manchester United.

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