Sunderland manager David Moyes has insisted Manchester United and their fans should stand behind Jose Mourinho for the long haul.
The Scottish manager had an uphill task in 2013 when he took control from Sir Alex Ferguson off the back of United’s most recent Premier League title triumph.And he attempted to duplicate his success but he was sacked before the end of his first year in control as the Red Devils completed the year in seventh place in the league.
Louis van Gaal was next in the line but he was too replaced by Mourinho this summer in spite of driving the club to their first bit of flatware in the post-SAF period. Till now Manchester United haven’t exactly hit peak form under the Portuguese manager and David Moyes believes the part is intense for anybody to fill.
“I’ve always felt that [it wasn’t just my fault] and that it would take time, but that’s football,” the Scotsman told.
“The Manchester United job will be tough for anybody who takes it, whether it be Jose or Louis or me because you’re following the finest manager in our time. Jose’s a top manager, as was Van Gaal, but it’s difficult for whoever goes there.”
The Portuguese had a mixed beginning to his time in the club, with defeats to Manchester City and his former club Chelsea in the group, and in addition an Europa League embarrassment at Fenerbahce this week who are currently eighth in the league table and third in the Europa league group. But the former Manchester united manager has urged them to stick by their manager and support him as he insists Mourinho needs stability and time to make things work out.
“Manchester United need stability, and it’s a football club that has always trusted itself, trusted its managers, believed in their managers and certainly given their managers time to do the right job. I had my time there, and it’s passed on to somebody else. But it’s still a great job.”
Manchester United will face Swansea in an away trip this weekend and Jose Mourinho’s side will be adamant to regain their place and form by means.
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