William Gallas believes that Jose Mourinho has what it takes to bring success back to Manchester United.
Mourinho is set to replace Louis van Gaal as manager of Man United this week following the Dutchman’s sacking on Monday.
And Gallas, who played under Mourinho during a successful spell at Chelsea, backed his former boss to turn around United’s fortunes.
“I think it would be good for Manchester United because it is a long time since they won anything and what I know with Jose is that he can renew that spirit to win everything,” Gallas said.
“He is a competitive manager and I know that all of the players from Man United will follow him and I’m sure that next season will be very exciting.”
Gallas seems to have forgotten that United won the FA Cup just last week but his point is a fair one.
United are a shadow of their former self, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s legacy tarnished following a succession of mediocre campaigns under David Moyes and van Gaal.
Mourinho’s season at Chelsea ended in disastrous fashion earlier this term and there are concerns over his tendency to overlook youth but United have still made a wise choice in choosing him to take over. The Portuguese is a proven, world-class manager and he knows exactly what it takes to be a winner. And if there’s one thing that United value above all else, it’s winning.