Jamie Carragher believes that Manchester United will develop into Premier League title challengers under Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho signed his contract to become Man United’s new boss on Friday, succeeding Louis van Gaal.
United have not won the league since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final campaign in 2013 but Liverpool legend Carragher insisted that Mourinho will have the club aiming for silverware again.
“There’s no doubt that in 12 months he’ll be turning that squad into title challengers and after a year then maybe even title winners. The next season they could still win of course – you can’t put that past Jose Mourinho,” Carragher said.
When asked if the Portuguese had a point to prove, Carragher added: “Yes I think so. He’s a very competitive man and he’s always got a point to prove in every job.
United have been wallowing in mediocrity for too long under the reigns of David Moyes and van Gaal and it is about time that they brought a proven, world-class manager in like Mourinho.
The former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Chelsea boss has enjoyed widespread success at every club he has managed and he will be accepting of nothing less than the absolute best at Old Trafford.
Several players such as Ander Herrera, Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin, should expect a new lease of life under Mourinho and there will no doubt be new acquisitions in the summer to turn the squad into challengers once again.