David Beckham backs Jose Mourinho to be a success at Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham has insisted that Jose Mourinho will be a success at Old Trafford.

Mourinho has won the title in four different countries and arrives at Man United with a total of 17 major honours to his name.

The 53-year-old has fundamentally increased the calibre of his squad already after capturing Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, with Paul Pogba also expected to join that list in the coming weeks.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Beckham claims with Mourinho at the helm United will mount a serious title challenge.

“With Jose leaving Chelsea and now coming back into the Premier League with United, for me it is a great move,” said Beckham.

“I had huge respect for Van Gaal, but it did not work out the way people expected it to. But I think at the end of the day, now it is a new start for United.

“We have had a couple over the last three or four years, which is not the Manchester United style, who are used to a manager like Sir Alex Ferguson being in there for so many years.

“With Jose in there, he knows what he wants and how to get it, he knows how to win titles.”

This is the first time in the post-Fergie era that United can be viewed as serious title contenders. Marshalled by a man who knows exactly what it takes to win the Premier League, this squad – abundant with an exciting blend of experience and youthful exuberance, underpinned by a serial winning mentality – is more than capable of mounting a serious challenge this year.

An important difference between Mourinho and the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte is that the former possesses a wealth of Premier League knowhow. He has experienced the brutal, unpredictable nature of English football before, and come out victorious on the other side. It could be a crucial difference in a title race that appears to be more wide open than ever before.

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