Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has given current club boss Jose Mourinho his backing to succeed at the club’s helm following a rocky start to life at Old Trafford.
It’s been three-and-a-half years since Ferguson took his leave of football after stepping down from the United throne, and he told BBC Sport that Mourinho is taking his old team in the right direction:
“I think he has done a great job. You can see he has got to grips with the club,” he said. “The team is playing really well and he has been very unlucky. He has had six 1-1 draws and in every game he has battered the opposition. If they hadn’t had all these draws, they would be there challenging Chelsea. That is the unfortunate part but he is going to have to live with that.”
Mourinho’s United side are currently sixth in the Premier League and are due to face Saint-Etienne in the Europa League’s Round of 32 while also competing for the FA Cup and League Cup.